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President Obama Nominates Dr. Kenneth L. Peddicord as Member of Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

June 24, 2014

On June 13, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his intent to reappoint five members of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board to another four-year term. The reappointments include Dr. Kenneth L. Peddicord. Appointments to the board come from a list of nominees submitted by the National Academy of Sciences and do not need congressional approval. President Obama said, "Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them ...
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NPI Supports High School Teachers at TAMU for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

June 9, 2014

The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in partnership with the National Science Foundation are offering Texas secondary school science, math, and career and technical education (CTE) teachers a 2 week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus. This newly formatted, integrated math/science program is designed to support student success on the TAKS/STAAR. It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has chosen to support Van Vleck High School ma...
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POWER SET has lunch with Power GRID at East Side and Visits Victoria College

April 21, 2014

On Wednesday, April 16th, POWER SET traveled to East Side to eat lunch with the Power GRID members. It has been a very successful and eventful year for Power GRID. With only one more event to go, POWER SET would like to thank Carolyn Kubecka and Diva Vasquez of East Side for your hard work in helping create this amazing mentoring program.  Along with visiting with their mentees, POWER SET members also traveled to Victoria College to tour the campus and learn specifically about their renowned nursing program. After a general slide show about the college, they took a walking to...
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POWER SET and Phillips 66 "Dress for Success" Fashion Show

March 24, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, POWER SET traveled to the Phillips 66 Refinery Recreation Center to participate in the "Dress for Success" Fashion Show. PHS POWER SET was given the medical and pharmaceutical industry to represent. The criteria for this event required the different chapters of POWER SET to model the dress for jobs within their industry, as well as present the schooling requirements and other information about the profession. This was an amazing opportunity for POWER SET members to be able to see the array of jobs available to them in many industries. We want to thank Ph...
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Braskem Promotes the Power of STEM

March 10, 2014

Braskem partnered with WIT (Workforce Industry Training) and POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering, and Technology) to bring students onsite for hands-on activities as a way to learn about various jobs associated with operating a plastics manufacturing plant and the skills needed to perform them. They also learned about Braskem. "I am so proud to be able to show these students all that our industry has to offer," said Loris Canahuati, Plant Manager. "What is more meaningful to me is that we are helping students find their career path -...
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