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POWER SET and Robotics Teams Compete at Coastal Bend Engineering Competition

October 12, 2017

On Friday, October 6th, 2 teams including 5 POWER SET and 4 WIT members of "Robosharks" competed at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Coastal Bend Engineering Competition. The name of the game was binary. Teams had to use both physics and their knowledge of binary numbers to land a pool ball sent through a large, cardboard tube inside the right binary message section. Numbers for the binary message section were chosen by spinning a roulette wheel. Although the teams competed well, they did not place at the event, but did learn a valuable lesson: even when you test something over and over, t...
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POWER SET Inducts Sixteen New Members

October 9, 2017

On Thursday, October 5th, sixteen new members were inducted to the POWER SET organization. POWER SET is an acronym for Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering, and Technology. To become a member of this group, students must have reached advanced achievement on their Biology or Algebra I EOC exam, have a 3.5 GPA, and be enrolled in at least two advanced classes. The current members for 2017-2018 are: Ally Andress, Brandi Black, Gwyn Boyd, Emma Bozarth, Emma Crabtree, Savannah Culpepper, Kaylee Flanary, Presley Grace, Kassandra Gutierrez, Ashley Hang, Lindsa...
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From Power GRID to POWER SET

October 5, 2017

Mai Nguyen, Palacios High School sophomore and new POWER SET member for the 2017-2018 school year, is the first former Power GRID member to be inducted into POWER SET. She was part of Power GRID (Girls Responding to Industry Demand) as a 4th-6th grader at East Side Intermediate. This mentoring program pairs up POWER SET members with young girls to motivate and encourage them to pursue the STEM fields, as well as to do good in school and in life. Mai benefited from the mentoring program so much that she was able to transform her educational path and become an extremely...
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POWER SET Inducts New Members

October 2, 2017

On Monday, September 25th, 9 new members of POWER SET were inducted for the 2017-2018 school year, bringing the total for this school year to 27 members. Ms. Kathleen Van Daalen, a Licensing Engineer and Health Physicist interacting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at STP, was the guest speaker for the evening. She has been a vital part of POWER SET from its inception, working tirelessly as the mentor coordinator. She has helped establish mentoring relationships between POWER SET members and professionals at STP for 10 years. Induction Photo - Front row, L to R: ...
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Dr. Cable R. Kurwitz honored as ‘inspirational and transformational’ mentor

May 19, 2017

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University held its inaugural Aggies Celebrate Teaching! - Recognizing Transformational Learningreception on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The call for nominations received over 60 submissions. Students across all colleges wrote heart-felt essays giving evidence of and reflecting upon the professor's impact on their learning and lives. Six students honored their professors as inspirational and transformational mentors before an audience of 80 faculty, staff, and administrators. This event was the fulfillment of the vision of Center leadership to c...
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