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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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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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News from Texas State Technical College - Waco

March 9, 2012

Tech Times staff reports: "Dr. John W. Poston Sr., professor of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a program on "Radiological, Nuclear Devices and Terrorism" to TSTC faculty, staff and students March 5. His presentation, sponsored by the Radiation Protection Technology program, provided an overview of the potential use of radioactive materials in terroristic activities and addressed important issues raised in National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) publications. Dr. Poston chaired the blue ribbon NCRP Scientific Committees, which ...
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Texas Educators to Visit Czech Republic

March 7, 2012

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) is proud to participate in an upcoming STEM-educator exchange as part of a bilateral agreement between the United States Department of Energy and the Czech Republic.  The exchange is designed to foster collaboration through the sharing of information and best practices in nuclear education.  Palacios High School math teacher Stephanie Garcia and Van Vleck High School Counselor Mollie Huber will visit the Czech cities of Prague, Brno, and Trebic March 10-17.  Garcia and Huber, along with NPI Director of Outreach and Development Valer...
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