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SOS Wows Students

June 7, 2012

Area science and math teachers, Colleen Knight (Bay City), Debra Setzer (Sweeny), and Heidi Elliott (El Campo), as well as college students, Elizabeth Castanon, Fred Mueller, and John Budd (Texas A&M University - Kingsville), electrified local students at a SOS (Science on Saturday) event that took place at the Center for Energy Development in Bay City on May 19. An estimated 175 students of all ages participated in a variety of experiments geared to ignite interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Parents, teachers and other community members attended as w...
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News from STP: WIN Celebrates School End with POWER SET

June 7, 2012

STP's Women in Nuclear hosted an end-of-year dinner for Palacios High School POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science Engineering and Technology) members and their mentors on Thursday, May 24. Twenty-six WIN members mentor 27 girls in the program. In 2008, STP partnered with Palacios High School to develop POWER SET, a program designed to provide high school students the tools, academic support and mentoring needed to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. The program helps STP reach out to the ...
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STP WIN Awards Scholarships to POWER SET and WIT Members

June 6, 2012

In May, South Texas Project's Women in Nuclear chapter awarded 7 scholarships to POWER SET and WIT members. NPI takes great pride in announcing this honor. $1,500 Ashley Minh Thuy Bui, Palacios High School, member of POWERSET, mentored by WIN member Joanna DeLeon. $1,000 Amee Robin Bumguardner, Palacios High School, member of POWERSET, mentored by WIN member Rhonda Harris. Megan Marie Dement, Van Vleck High School, daughter of WIN member Roger Dement. Marissa Lynn Dunn, Palacios High School, member of POWERSET, mentored by WIN member Sheila Davis. Luz Maria G...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Palacios WIT Member Appointed to West Point

May 25, 2012

Christian Garcia, of Palacios High School WIT, was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a senior, two-year member of WIT at Palacios High School. Garcia was nominated to the military academy by Congressman Ron Paul. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America and active in several sports, including track, football and baseball. He has also received numerous academic and athletic awards, including being nominated and selected for the American Legion Texas Boys State leadership program. The nomination and ap...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Kalvin Singletary

May 18, 2012

WIT member Kalvin Singletary was recently named to Texas Basketball Magazine All-State Team. Averaging 21 points and 14 rebounds a game, Kalvin was instrumental in helping the Leopards win the district championship. In addition to WIT and basketball, Kalvin is involved in band, cross country, and track. He qualified for the state track meet in shot put and discus as a sophomore and hopes to repeat that again this year. He is also involved in the community as the vice president of his church youth group and as a member of the United Way Youth Board. Kalvin is the student advisor for...
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