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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: POWER SET Member Sets a New "Standard"

August 9, 2012

Jacquelyn Wilson is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School. Jacquelyn was a very active member in POWER SET and proudly represented Sweeny High School and her community in many ways. Jacquelyn was the Student Advisor for POWER SET, the National Honor Society Treasurer and a member of the student council. Jacquelyn was very involved in FFA where she was the Chapter President for three years, District President for one year, and the Area Vice President for a year. She also was the winner of the Area III FFA John Justin Award. The "Standard of the West" Award is designed to recognize ...
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August 8, 2012

Jemma Bohlar is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School finishing 5th in her class. Jemma is the epitome of service and dedication. Jemma has been involved in many clubs and organizations at SHS including: POWER SET for two years, serving as the President her senior year; the National Honor Society - Vice President; President of the Junior class and Class President again her senior year; Thespian Club, SHS Science Club, S.A.D.D.(students against destructive decisions); student council; Yearbook Co-Editor 2 years; Varsity Volleyball Manager her junior year and Varsity Baseball STAT kee...
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E3 Program Helps Teachers Bring Engineering Concepts into the Classroom

August 7, 2012

The Nuclear Power Institute sponsored two high-school teachers to participate in this year's Enrichment Experiences in Engineering (E3) Program during the month of June in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The teachers were Heidi Elliott from El Campo High School and Doug Ogletree from Glen Rose High School. The E3 Program brought a total of 15 STEM teachers from all over Texas to College Station to spend four weeks participating in real world engineering and science research. The goal of the program is to better prepare the teachers to introduce engineering co...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Ariana Barrios Recipient of the WIN Joy Goode Scholarship

July 26, 2012

By participating in POWER SET, I have been able to fully understand my weaknesses and strengths. I have always known that I wanted to work in one of the STEM fields, but I didn't have a clear understanding of the skills required for each job. After a tour of UT Southwestern Medical School's Human Dissection and Anatomy Lab, I realized that dealing with real, human organs on lab tables wasn't the job for me. Then after a trip to a newborn nursery lab, I discovered that I didn't have the patience required to handle infants every day. My weaknesses were helpful in ruling out career choic...
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News from STP: STEM Teachers Learn about Nuclear, Inspire Their Students

July 20, 2012

Approximately 400-500 employees will leave the company over the next five to seven years - retiring after more than 20 years with STP. Replacing these teammates is critical to sustaining performance. This information was an exciting message to four high school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers visiting the site for STEM camp. Since 2008, STP has hosted STEM teachers each summer as part of its Workforce Development plan, coordinated by Clarence Fenner, Workforce Development. The STEM camp familiarizes teachers with the nuclear industry and STP's career op...
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