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Palacios High School POWER SET Members Visit STP

November 4, 2013

On Thursday, October 31st, PHS POWERSET traveled to STP to tour the facilities, learn about potential careers in the nuclear power field, and visit with their mentors. The young ladies first toured the control room simulator, learning about how operators keep STP up a running due to "procedures." Procedures for everything, including non-operators, are the key to the success of STP. A "shutdown" of the reactors was simulated and it was established that STP has many safety nets in place, more than other nuclear power facilities. After the simulator, the PS members went to the off...
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News from STP: STEM Teachers Get Firsthand Experience

July 23, 2013

Many high school students do not know - or have thought about - what they will do when they graduate. Some have never visited a college, and are not aware of college choices. Most don't understand that there could be career opportunities in their own backyard. "Coming here and touring the site - it's eye opening," said Jill Lowry, a chemistry teacher for Bay City High School and a Workforce Industry Training (WIT) sponsor. Lowry is one of four Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers who are visiting the site this summer. STP hosts STEM teachers each sum...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Nathan Dowlen and Abraham Ventura Join Phillips 66

June 13, 2013

These two very fortunate WIT (Workforce Industry Training) members were selected to participate in the Phillips 66 Job Shadowing Program this month. Abraham and Nathan both demonstrated a keen interest in operator and skilled crafts careers and will be given an opportunity to learn more about safety and these careers by observing Phillips 66 employees performing their job duties. Nathan Dowlen - Sweeny High School Abraham Ventura - Wharton High School ...
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Phillips 66 Awards WIT Members with Scholarship

June 10, 2013

Continuing efforts to be a valued community partner, Phillips 66, Sweeny Refinery awarded three scholarships to the following high school seniors who are members of their school's WIT chapter. Alejandro Corona - Wharton High School Abraham Ventura - Wharton High School Jorge Aguilar - Louise High School The $1,000 WIT scholarship was awarded to these students who will major in Process Technology, Instrumentation, Electrical or Machine Technology at Wharton County Junior College or Brazosport College.    ...
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Wharton ISD WIT, POWER SET, POWER GRID, and BRT Members Host 1st Annual SCIENCE DAY

June 6, 2013

Wharton Junior High 6th graders were special guests at the 1st Annual Wharton High School (WHS) Science Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2012. WHS POWER SET and WIT students demonstrated various science projects and experiments, allowing the 6th graders and guests hands-on learning experiences. The event was coordinated by the WIT (Workforce Industry Training) and POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering, & Technology) student groups and their sponsors, Danni Daniel, technology instructor and Nanette Anglin, counselor at Wharton High School. ...
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