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POWER SET Visits STP Nuclear Plant and Meets Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

October 16, 2015

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, POWER SET visited the South Texas Project Nuclear Plant to tour the simulator and meet with some of the mentors for POWER SET. Arriving at the facility, POWER SET visited the control room simulator to learn about how employees are trained to run the plant, what to do in case of emergencies and other scenarios, and how nuclear fission happens in the plant and how that fission creates energy. For the first time, all of the members were allowed to do something they always wanted: they were able to push any button in the simulator that they chose, and the...
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Palacios High School POWER SET Inducted 10 New Members

October 16, 2015

PHS POWER SET inducted 10 new members for 2015-2016. 8 years after the inception of the very first POWER SET, membership has grown dramatically and students are experiencing more and more opportunities to help shape their futures. This year, a PHS alumni and lawyer, Jennifer Chau, was our induction speaker. Her speech focused on the great impact that the young women of POWER SET can make on fields that are traditionally male dominated. Along with our speaker, special guests Dr. Valerie G. Segovia, NPI Director of Outreach and Development, Matagorda County Judge Nate Mcdonald, Some...
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NPI Hosts Scientific Visit for Ugandan Professionals

August 18, 2015

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) organized and conducted a scientific visit for a group of professionals from Uganda at Texas A&M University in July. The purpose of this program was to provide the participants with a comprehensive introduction to nuclear power so that they will have a good understanding of the many elements and dimensions of implementing a nuclear power program and the technical and policy issues surrounding them.  It was jointly sponsored by the Ugandan government and International Atomic Energy Agency.  The program included presentations on basic ...
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WE FLY – Nuclear Power Institute's Systems Engineering Opportunity

July 26, 2015

On Monday, July 20th, 2015, NPI sent a group of engineering students from Texas A&M's Systems Engineering Initiative program to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team of students includes Elizabeth Tindle, Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran, and Victor Ibarra who were responsible for the design and fabrication of a mid-deck locker sized experiment to evaluate a novel spacecraft thermal management technology developed by Dr. Cable Kurwitz. The objective of the mission is to evaluate system performance in microgravity prior to flying on Spaceship2. The technology aims to im...
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NPI Hosts Kenyan Delegation for IAEA Fellowship Training

July 14, 2015

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) organized an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fellowship training program at Texas A&M University for a group of Kenyan professionals involved in planning the steps toward developing a nuclear program in their country. Participants included engineers, scientists, economists, legal officers, managers, and human resources specialists from the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), the Kenyan Ministry of Energy's Nuclear Electricity Project, and the Kenyan National Commission for Science, Tec...
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