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Former POWER SET Student Set to Receive Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M

August 12, 2016

By:  Aubrey Bloom Originally published by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station - August 12, 2016  Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET). "The POWER SET group came at a time when I really didn't know what I wanted to do," Castanon said. "I don't know where I would be without them showing us wh...
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NPI supporting Texas Teachers headed to Texas A&M University for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

May 25, 2016

It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has selected Granbury High School (GHS) teacher, Landree Page, and Foster High School (FHS) teacher, Joshua Johnson, to support their participation in the E3 program. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is hosting Texas secondary school mathematics, science, and career & technology education (CTE) teachers for a two-and-a-half week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus. Ms. Page who is also the GHS POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eage...
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Dr. Kurwitz and Students Test Advanced Radiator System for Future Spacecraft

May 18, 2016

A student team of the Systems Engineering Initiative (SEI) program recently completed a set of test flights in support of a NASA Game Changing Technology Program. The DoVR (Demonstration of a Variable Radiator) Team consisting of three engineering undergraduate students designed, developed, and tested an experiment under zero gravity conditions as part of a larger program to test a novel spacecraft thermal management technology. Juan Duran (NUEN), Victor Ibarra (NUEN), and Aldo Sosa (ELEN) working with Dr. Cable Kurwitz designed a flight package for suborbital testing and were abl...
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Two Palacios High School Students/POWER SET Members Going to Summer Camps

May 2, 2016

Chasity Nguyen, daughter of Kevin and Destinie Nguyen, has been accepted into Texas A&M University's BioForce III: My Role in the Future of Medicine Summer STEM Academy. Chasity is a junior at Palacios High School and is a second year member of POWER SET. "BioFORCE is a residential STEM summer program of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing that exposes high school students to the amazing process of how cutting-edge research and medical discoveries become new drugs and pharmaceutical treatments. BioFORCE prepares students for college programs in engineering and sci...
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Palacios POWER SET Dissects Cow Eyeballs at University of Houston

March 28, 2016

On Tuesday, March 15th, POWER SET traveled to the University of Houston to tour campus and participate in a cow eyeball dissection facilitated by PhD and graduate students. After an extremely informative general tour of campus, members went to visit Dr. Naash's lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department, which focuses on diseases of the eyes such as retinitis pigmentosa. Led by Rahel Zulliger, Maggie Mwoyosvi, and Lily Wu, students paired up and were able to complete their own dissection of a cow eyeball, learning about the different areas of the eye, diseases related to the eye...
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