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News from STP: STP Hosts IAEA Deputy Director Visit

March 21, 2013

The Nuclear Power Institute, at Texas A&M University, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is hosting a three-week Nuclear Energy Management School (NEMS) for professionals working in nuclear energy and related fields. The school targets participants from the Americas but is open to applicants from other countries. The purpose of this school is to provide a unique international educational experience aimed at building future leadership to manage and support nuclear energy programs. It is aimed at professionals with managerial potential who show promi...
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News from STP: El Campo High School POWER SET and WIT Members Visit STP

March 21, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, STP hosted 25 students from El Campo High School's POWER SET and WIT programs. The POWER SET training program, short for Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology, provides a path to careers in science and mathematics for girls in rural South Texas. POWER SET is sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute. NPI is a unique statewide partnership led by the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and headquartered at Texas A&M University. NPI brings together four-year universities, two-year technical and community co...
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Palacios High School POWER SET Visits Sam Houston and Texas A&M Universities

February 25, 2013

On February 22nd and 23rd, the Palacios High School POWER SET traveled to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and Texas A&M University in College Station. At SHSU, the young ladies met with Ag Ambassadors in the Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences who talked with the girls about general college life, as well as specifics to their majors, including Ag Engineering and Technology and Construction Management. They toured the Engineering Electronics Lab, rode modified bikes to create wattage, and drove through the Gibb's Ranch. They also tested water samples f...
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News from STP: Sweeny High School WIT Students Tour Site

January 31, 2013

The Sweeny High School Workforce Industry Training (WIT) group visited STP for a driving and Simulator tour on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. WIT is modeled on the POWER SET program and is open to both male and female students in high schools. It offers similar benefits and opportunities as POWER SET, such as providing the educational tools and essential support to pursue educational professional opportunities in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) technical fields. The group is sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute in cooperation with the schools and local industry...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Student leaders take education to D.C.

January 7, 2013

Glen Rose High School students Jacqui Condy, president of POWER SET and Ben Coppock, president of WIT, recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where they had the rare opportunity to see some behind the scenes meetings at the U.S. House of Representatives offices. Sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) at Texas A&M, Jacqui and Ben, along with POWER SET advisor Reci Brooks and County Judge Mike Ford, attended a panel discussion and reception on "The Role of Research Universities in Nuclear Science, Energy and Policy." Brooks said the trip was an opportunity ...
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