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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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Nuclear Power Institute Hosting 2nd Annual Science on Saturday (SOS) at Wharton County Junior College

January 7, 2013

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a science program for the young (K-6) and young at heart. The program will highlight cutting-edge science happening at universities and national laboratories through interactive, hands-on activities that include fun with dry ice, life-sized bubbles, and liquid nitrogen. The program will be led by local STEM educators and high school students sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute and supported by Phillips 66 and Wharton County Junior College. Students, teachers, parents, and community members are welcome. The program is free to attend and open to ...
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Christmas in the Lab

December 17, 2012

The science labs at Bay City High School were the scene for "Christmas in the Lab" on December 13. Cherry Elementary POWER GRID and BRT students and their parents were treated to holiday snacks and then taken into the labs for a series of hands-on scientific experiments with a holiday "theme." BCHS POWERSET and WIT students guided the younger students through three stations where everyone saw how chemical reactions create ice cream, turn a penny into a shiny, gold coin, and how a little muscle used to vigorously shake a test tube full of chemicals can make a new, shiny, silver ornam...
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