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Texas Teachers Conducting Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through the Teacher Research Academy

April 3, 2012

Kimberlyn Grantham, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Dublin High School and Columbia High School Physics teacher Van Willey have joined an elite group of educators chosen to attend the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Teacher Research Academy in Livermore, California, June June 18th - July 13th. The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). TRA teachers participate in a continuum of standards-based instruction, enabling them to prog...
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News from Comanche Peak: Malaysia Exploring Nuclear Power

March 30, 2012

A Malaysian delegation visited Comanche Peak on Feb. 23 as part of their trip to the USA to collect information for preparing a workforce to operate a nuclear power plant. Rafael Flores, CPNPP CNO, and Ken Peters, CPNPP VP, welcomed Tenaga Nasional Berhad (National Energy Utility) members and professors from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (largest university in Malaysia). The delegation toured a variety of classroom environments and the simulator; as well as, the NOSF Annex laboratories. Michael Marler, director of organizational effectiveness, delivered a presentation on the de...
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Palacios and Van Vleck Educators Participate in Educator Exchange to the Czech Republic

March 28, 2012

Palacios High School math teacher, Stephanie Garcia, and Van Vleck High School counselor, Mollie Huber, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when they participated in an educator exchange to the Czech Republic. The educator exchange is one component of a bilateral agreement signed last September between the United States Department of Energy and the Czech Republic and is designed to foster collaboration through the sharing of information and best practices in nuclear education. Garcia and Huber, who were sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), visited Brno Technical ...
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SCIENCE ON SATURDAY

March 26, 2012

SCIENCE ON SATURDAY (SOS) is an electrifying presentation coming to the Wharton County Junior College Center for Energy Development (CED) on Saturday May 19, 2012. SOS is a presentation of experiments geared towards junior high and high school students. It is a program developed by NPI (Nuclear Power Institute) and presented by high school teachers and college students interested in promoting STEM. SOS promises to stimulate scientific inquiry and pique your interest with our bubbling fountain that glows or the cloud we will create before your eyes! Students, teachers, par...
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Czech Republic's Ambassador at Large for Energy Security Visited Texas A&M University

March 14, 2012

On March 2, 2012, Mr. Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador at Large for Energy Security of the Czech Republic, and Mr. Jaroslav Zajicek, Deputy Chief of Mission, visited Texas A&M University. NPI Director, Dr. K. Lee Peddicord, says: "The meeting with Ambassador at Large Vaclav Bartuska and Deputy Chief of Mission Jaroslav Zajicek was extremely informative and productive.  The Czech Republic is moving forward towards building new nuclear power plants.  This is a key step in their national energy plans.  Ambassador Bartuska is leading an intensive effort to explore a...
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