We decided that ComEd’s refrigerator recycling program could do more than replace old fridges and the Icebox Derby was born.


It’s a chance for girls across  Chicagoland to turn recycled fridges into solar powered derby cars to help them realize the possibilities of pursuing a career in STEM. 

Our biggest obstacle: Filling the stands with people, not just parents. A fan 

base as excited about the race as the girls were to be in it. 

So we challenged them to some dares on da Gram. 

We gave each team a voice, a personality and a reason for being. 

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