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Nuclear Power Institute Hosted STEM Family Night at Granbury High School

April 17, 2017

Granbury High School's WIT and POWER SET students hosted the 1st STEM Family Night on April 10th, 2017. The event, sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), highlighted fun, educational, and interactive STEM activities. STEM Family Night is an exciting event designed to ignite an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The event is geared to be interesting to all ages and will highlight fun and educational activities and demonstrations. This year's event was very successful with 200+ students, parents, teachers, and community members in attendance. Students...
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WIT and BRT Build-A-Boat Competition

April 14, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Palacios High School WIT students met with their BRT mentees from East Side Intermediate to participate in the first Build-A-Boat competition. Students had to work together to design, fabricate and float their boats across the pool using different engineering concepts and keeping in mind buoyancy. The boats were built out of a limited supply of card board, duct tape, and pool noodles. Students had to race across the pool, keeping their boat afloat and trying to get the fastest time. The students had a lot of fun working together to create their projects and learni...
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Palacios POWER SET and Power GRID Afternoon of Engineering

April 12, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11th, Power GRID came to Palacios High School to participate in an Afternoon of Engineering. Members began the event by Skyping with Ms. Sarah Beasley, a 3rd year Computer Science major at Texas A&M - College Station. She spoke about how she came to love computer science, why she chose A&M, and what she wants to do with her degree, which is go into the defense field. Following this talk, Power GRID girls did a variety of engineering based activities. They learned basic Java programming to play games, used engineering and problem solving to build the tallest tower a...
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STP Mentors Have Breakfast with Palacios POWER SET

February 6, 2017

On Thursday, January 12th, mentors from the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STP) traveled to Palacios High School and enjoyed a potluck breakfast provided by POWER SET. Members were able to sit down and visit with their mentors while enjoying breakfast. ...
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News from STP: El Campo High School POWER SET and WIT Visit

January 18, 2017

The El Campo High School chapters of POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology) and WIT (Workforce Industry Training)came to visit and tour STP on January 12, 2017. The club's sponsors, teachers Marissa McCoy and Adrian Canales, bring their students yearly. The purpose of POWER SET is to target local female high school students who show significant interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It also encourages female students to explore professional opportunities in nuclear and STEM-related field...
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