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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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Palacios High School POWER SET Travels to the Meadows Aquarena and Texas State University

March 2, 2014

On Friday, February 21st, Palacios High School (PHS) POWER SET traveled to The Meadows Aquarena and Texas State University. At the Aquarena, the girls were given a general tour of the wetlands, aquarium, and a glass bottom boat tour of the spring. Along with seeing the history of the location and a few of the endangered species that reside in the spring (the Texas Blind Salamander being one of them), they were divided into groups and had to decide if the water in the spring was polluted or not based on the plant and animal life found in their sample. The overwhelming confirmed hypot...
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Nuclear Power Institute Hosting 3rd Annual Science on Saturday (SOS)

January 15, 2014

Science on Saturday (SOS) is an exciting science program for the young (K-6) and young at heart. The event will highlight fun and educational science experiments and demonstrations of atmospheric pressure, sensory stimulation, environmental effects, and much more. Students will learn through interactive, hands-on activities that include fun with polymers, magnets, and neurons, as well as everyday products and household materials. The program will be led by local educators and high school students sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) and supported by Frito Lay, LyondellBase...
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Christmas in the Lab

December 20, 2013

Fifth graders in Jackie Ramsey's Cherry Elementary classes attended the Bay City High School "Christmas in the Lab" event on December 16, 2014. BCHS POWERSET and WIT students lead the elementary students through a rotation of labs set up in the BCHS science lab area. In one experiment the fifth graders made "slime," using borax, glue, water and dye in a chemical reaction. In another lab they made "gold pennies" by using heat, zinc, sodium hydroxide, and distilled water. A third lab had the students creating holiday ornaments. All labs were under the direction of BCHS students, and t...
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