CORDOVA, Ill. — Exelon's Quad Cities Station will host the East Moline, Illinois, School District’s “One by One” program Monday.
The group of 20 students and accompanying teachers will learn about nuclear energy, tour the station’s fish hatchery and get an up-close look at the facility’s control room simulator, which is an exact replica of the control room that operates the station’s unit 1 reactor.
One by One was started in 2013 at Glenview Middle School in East Moline by teachers Margarita Mojica and Charlene Upchurch-Taylor, who is now retired. Both are ethnic minorities and first-generation college graduates in their families. They started One by One for students who will be the first in their families to attend a college/university. The majority of the program’s student members are Latino and African-American, student populations that are most typically underrepresented on college campuses.
While at Quad Cities Station for the day, the students will have lunch and hear from a panel of minority employees and interns on their education and career paths.