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The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues.

The Greater Boston Chapter of AABE is a recognized nonprofit organization founded in 2014. In addition to furthering the AABE mission in the Greater Boston area, our primary initiative of helping build the pipeline of underrepresented minorities to enter the energy industry is done by providing mentorship and scholarship funds to greater Boston students pursuing energy and STEM related careers.

 

Each year, in the month of October, in communities around the country, our national chapters celebrate the great contributions of minorities, students and professionals and discuss the important role energy plays in our daily lives for Black Energy Awareness Month (B.E.A.M.).

Kicking off B.E.A.M., the Greater Boston chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy is bringing together industry leaders and trailblazers for an evening highlighting the outstanding commitments and achievements of organizations and individuals in the energy sector.

 

Join us in supporting and celebrating the Excellence in Energy!

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Excellence in Energy Justice award recognizes and honors the accomplishments of a person or organization that has made significant accomplishments or demonstrated leadership in the areas of achieving equity in both the social and economic participation in the energy system, while also remediating social, economic, and health burdens on those disproportionately harmed by the energy system.

 

Excellence in STEM Education award recognizes the commitment and outstanding contribution of an individual or organization who have provided quality STEM education to underrepresented students, ensuring student success. This awardee has actively provided opportunities of engagement for students within the energy sector.

 

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion recognizes an individual or organization for their outstanding success and efforts to advance opportunities for diversity in the energy industry.

 

Excellence in Community Engagement is granted to an individual or organization that has demonstrated achievement and commitment to communities of underrepresented groups by having established a record of sustained impact, achievement, and scholarship.

 

Excellence in Clean Energy Leadership recognizes an individual or organization that showcases exceptional work in the acceleration of the transition to a clean energy future in underrepresented and underserved communities. Additionally, this awardee has demonstrated a long-term commitment to providing equitable access to clean energy.

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Locally AABE Boston provides scholarship funds to high school students in their senior year pursuing energy careers.

Daysia Charles, AABE National Rufus Gladney Award Winner will be awarded with a $20,000 scholarship. Candidates were judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise from scholarship applications from across the nation.

 

Daysia Charles is a 2021 graduate of the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public High School. She will soon begin her pursuit of an environmental engineering degree at Dartmouth College with hopes of gaining a doctorate and working for the EPA in the future. Daysia is also an immensely passionate advocate, with focuses on climate change, food security, and energy justice. She fights to get rid of barriers that disproportionately strain low income and BIPOC communities.

Elder Andrade, New England Scholarship of Excellence in Tradesmanship Winner is a 2021 graduate of Dearborn STEM Academy. With a dream of becoming an electrician, Elder has begun an internship with ReVision Energy and will begin his electrical training by enrolling in ReVision Tech’s dedicated and state-certified electrical training program this Fall. As an in-house program, ReVision Tech is the most worker-friendly registered apprenticeship program available. The program has been designed to provide a better work/life balance than previous options.