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Nuclear Power Institute Hosting 5th Annual Science on Saturday at Palacios High School

January 17, 2016

SOS is an exciting science program for the young (K-6) and young at heart.  The event will highlight fun and educational science experiments and demonstrations. Students will learn through interactive, hands-on activities that include fun with polymers, magnets, and neurons, as well as everyday products and household materials. The program will be led by local educators and supported by Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) professors and instructors, industry professionals from South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), Phillips 66 Corporation and high school stude...
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Annual Breakfast with POWER SET Mentors from STP

December 5, 2015

Every year, the STP mentors for POWER SET arrived bright and early to a potluck style breakfast cooked by members. December 3rd at this year's breakfast, mentors got to meet their individual mentees, as well as the groups that they will mentor. This is a very valuable experience because it allows an opportunity for the mentors to meet with the entire group and get to know all of them as they establish unique bonds with the POWER SET members that they mentor, helping to guide the young ladies to the success that they are all destined for. ...
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Palacios PS Visits Sabine Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

December 4, 2015

On December 1, 2015, Palacios POWER SET traveled to the Baylor College of Medicine's Sabine Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development in Houston. Members were taken on a guided tour of the working vaccine lab to see researchers and doctors working on vaccines for neglected tropical diseases, such as leprosy and tick-born illnesses. They explained the processes that they go through of manipulating proteins at the microscopic level to prevent people from contracting these diseases. After the tour, a panel of researchers, scientists, PhD students, and...
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Sweeny High School POWER SET Visits UHCL and Space Center Houston

December 3, 2015

On Wednesday, November 11th, Sweeny High School POWER SET visited the University of Houston in Clear Lake. Students toured the campus and attended a seminar on applying to UHCL. They received information about admissions, housing, and financial aid. Following a quick lunch at the Patio Café on campus, students spent the afternoon at Space Center Houston. While at the Space Center, POWER SET toured the historic mission control center and Building 9 where astronauts train for their next mission. They also participated in the many activities available at the Space Center. ...
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Van Vleck High School POWER SET Inducted 10 New Members

November 4, 2015

Ten young ladies, students at Van Vleck High School, were inducted into POWER SET for the 2015-2016 school year on October 22nd. Each student received a pearl necklace which symbolizes overcoming adversity through hard work, persistence, and tenacity, the ideals of POWER SET. Ciara Brown, Katie Cockrell, Skylar Chilek, Mary Gutowski, Angel Hanzik, Brooklyn Marek, Meagan Smith, Sophia Tinus, Kathryn Willy, and Maddie Woolsey were selected based on scholarship, citizenship, and leadership skills.  Inductees pictured (top right) are Maddie Woolsey, Mary Gutowski, Skylar Chilek, ...
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