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Palacios POWER SET and Power GRID Afternoon of Engineering

April 12, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11th, Power GRID came to Palacios High School to participate in an Afternoon of Engineering. Members began the event by Skyping with Ms. Sarah Beasley, a 3rd year Computer Science major at Texas A&M - College Station. She spoke about how she came to love computer science, why she chose A&M, and what she wants to do with her degree, which is go into the defense field. Following this talk, Power GRID girls did a variety of engineering based activities. They learned basic Java programming to play games, used engineering and problem solving to build the ta...
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STP Mentors Have Breakfast with Palacios POWER SET

February 6, 2017

On Thursday, January 12th, mentors from the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STP) traveled to Palacios High School and enjoyed a potluck breakfast provided by POWER SET. Members were able to sit down and visit with their mentors while enjoying breakfast. ...
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News from STP: El Campo High School POWER SET and WIT Visit

January 18, 2017

The El Campo High School chapters of POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology) and WIT (Workforce Industry Training)came to visit and tour STP on January 12, 2017. The club's sponsors, teachers Marissa McCoy and Adrian Canales, bring their students yearly. The purpose of POWER SET is to target local female high school students who show significant interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It also encourages female students to explore professional opportunities in nuclear and STEM-r...
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WIT Students Visit Petrochemical Academy

January 3, 2017

Phillips 66 hosted 72 WIT (Workforce Industry Training) members from Palacios, Van Vleck, Wharton, and El Campo. WIT is a high school organization for females and males and during this event, Phillips 66 is encouraging careers as operators and skilled crafts. Held at the Petrochemical Academy, Phillips 66 employees from the training and craft teams educated the high school students on carer paths for Instrumentation, Machinist, Pipefitter, Welder, and Operator. The focus for these high school students is to encourage them to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math...
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Christmas in the Lab

December 16, 2016

Bay City High School POWER SET and WIT hosted their mentees from Cherry Elementary Power GRID and BRT for an evening of fun and exploration with Christmas in the Lab. Sweeny POWER SET and Power GRID also participated in the evening. After taking a picture, the kids traveled through six labs or activities. They made crystallized and glitter ornaments, holiday slime, turned pennies into "gold", crafted a frame for their pictures and played a holiday game. As they left the festive evening, they grabbed a Christmas cupcake on their way out. The POWER SET and WIT 11th and 12th grade ment...
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