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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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Four Foster High School POWER SET members are graduating a semester early.

December 16, 2013

Christina LeBlanc will be attending Blinn in College Station; Katie Gillespie will be attending Brigham Young University in Utah; Taci McCarver will be attending Austin Community College in Austin; and Sydney Puig will be attending Texas State University.  Congratulations to these talented young ladies! ...
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Palacios High School POWER SET Members Attend WISE Conference at Texas State University

November 25, 2013

On Friday, November 22, 2013, 5 PHS POWERSET members attended the annual WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Conference at Texas State in San Marcos. "WISE focuses on women's accomplishments in science and engineering and seeks to narrow the gender gap in participation in those fields." The conference was opened up by a plenary address by Dr. Misty Rowe, a cement specialist at Halliburton. Then, the high school students attended a panel discussion consisting of female students in STEM majors from Texas State who answered questions about the college experience, as well as the dif...
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Visit to East Side for Lunch with Power GRID

November 25, 2013

On November 22, 2013, POWER SET members from Palacios High School traveled to East Side to have their first lunch with their Power GRID mentees. This was a very exciting day for both POWER SET and Power GRID because it was the first face to face meeting that the new mentors and mentees had with one another, as well as a welcomed reunion for the veteran mentors and mentees who have not seen each other as frequently due to summer. Power GRID is an acronym for Girls Responding to Industry Demands. The Power GRID Mentor Program provides positive high school female student mentors fro...
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POWER SET Inducts New Members

November 20, 2013

Sweeny High School On Monday, November 4th, eight young ladies from Sweeny High School were inducted into POWER SET for the 2013-2014 school year. Members are selected on scholarship, citizenship, and leadership skills. Friends, family, and community members were invited to a reception in the high school cafeteria immediately following the ceremony. The 2013-2014 POWER SET members are: (front row): MeKayla Gurley, Mallory Weaver, Courtney Steed, Erin Hopkins, Claire Wilson, Mariglyn Knight, Kelly Vargas, Tiffany Groves. (2nd row): Abby Foudray, Shelby Moody, Savana Howard, ...
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