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POWER SET: Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology


  • Presents a program at high schools in South Texas (Bay City, El Campo, Foster, Glen Rose, Granbury, Louise, Palacios, Sweeny, Tidehaven, Van Vleck, and Wharton ISDs) for high school girls
  • Provides the educational tools and essential support to pursue educational and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Sponsored by NPI in cooperation with the schools and industry

What do POWER SET participants do?

  • Enjoy mentoring by industry professionals
  • Visit local industry partners
  • Participate in industry job shadowing
  • Take part in professional development activities
  • Visit universities and community colleges
  • Participate in community service
  • Hear from and meet guest speakers
  • Have scholarship opportunities
  • Give back - by mentoring middle school students

How do I join POWER SET?

To be eligible for POWER SET, you must

  • Have a 3.5 grade point average (GPA)
  • Be a student in a Texas high school
  • Be enrolled in college readiness classes
  • Demonstrate a strong aptitude for math and/or science (earning "commended performance" on the TAKS math and/or science exams)
  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Submit an application for membership
  • Participate in an interview for membership selection

  "This organization has helped us realize the opportunities available in the STEM fields and has helped us promote the coursework and activities students need to be involved with in order to be successful in these highly competitive STEM fields. Requiring the students to have a high GPA as well as being enrolled in advanced level courses gives the younger students something to strive for in order to be involved in POWER SET. Having the students realize the level of achievement and behavior that the members of POWER SET have to reach helps us to encourage students to set high standards for themselves and makes them want to be successful." Brian Brooks, Sweeny High School Principal

  "As a parent, it is so exciting for your kids to go and experience new things and learn more than you ever thought possible. The POWER SET organization has really encouraged and helped her to challenge herself and take advantage of these new experiences. I don't know that she would have had the determination to do all of the things that she has done, without the encouragement of the POWER SET sponsors and mentors. Thank you so much for making all of this possible for Lindsey!" Marilyn Phillips, PHS POWER SET parent

Click the link below to view the POWER SET brochure:
POWER SET Brochure

For more information contact Valerie G. Segovia.