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Palacios POWER SET and Power GRID Build Bridges

March 7, 2016

On Friday, February 19th, Palacios POWER SET members and their mentees in Power GRID gathered at the Texas State Marine Education Center to participate in an engineering centered activity with the goal of building an aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound small-scale bridge out of a small amount of supplies, including popsicle sticks, straws, and tape. Nine teams were formed, with each team consisting of POWER SET and Power GRID members, which not only allowed mentors and mentees to continue to get to know each other, but also brought very different perspectives to the project. ...
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Bay City High School POWER SET visits Texas A&M

February 22, 2016

Bay City High School POWER SET members traveled to College Station February 12-13 to learn more about the genetics industry and to visit colleges of interest at Texas A&M University. The ladies visited a technology business which mainly works with dairy cattle, deer and goats in genetics studies. Then the students toured Texas A&M University to see the dorms, campus and colleges in which they were interested. They also learned more about college requirements and financial aid. POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technolog...
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Sweeny High School POWER SET “Dress for Success” Program

January 29, 2016

On Monday, January 25, 2016, Page Parkes Vice President and SHS Alumni, Tabitha Pagel Garcia, presented a "Dress for Success" program to Sweeny High School POWER SET. Tabitha discussed proper dress for interviews as well as how to prepare for unexpected interview questions including taking a speech class, studying improv, or just practice role playing. She also discussed the importance of proper jewelry and makeup for interviews. "Light makeup, no distracting jewelry, and nude polish on nails is best so an interviewer is not distracted while talking with you", says Mrs. Garcia. I...
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Palacios High School POWER SET Members Visit UTMB and Texas A&M in Galveston

January 29, 2016

On January 22nd and 23rd, Palacios High School POWER SET members traveled to UTMB and Texas A&M in Galveston. On Friday, members were greeted by our guide, Alicia Simmons, and then toured the School of Nursing Simulation lab, run by Dr. Rachel Kilgore, and were even allowed to participate in simulations with their robotic patients. Their patients were talking to them via a microphone and nursing students in a control room and were able to do such things as listen their heartbeat and care for their basic needs. After a valuable talk with the School of Nursing recruiter, Jennifer ...
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Sweeny POWER SET Visits STP Nuclear Plant

January 27, 2016

On Thursday, January 7, 2016, POWER SET members from Sweeny High School visited the South Texas Project Nuclear Plant in Wadsworth, Texas. Shelia Davis, STP Public Relations Manager, met with members upon arrival, and they viewed a short video which described the basics of nuclear energy and also the background of the STP facility at Wadsworth. Afterwards, members asked questions about the facility, internships, and available scholarships. Following the video, Women in Nuclear Representative Cathy Gann gave the members a tour of the control room simulator. In the simulator, Cathy ...
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