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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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News from Comanche Peak: Malaysia Exploring Nuclear Power

March 30, 2012

A Malaysian delegation visited Comanche Peak on Feb. 23 as part of their trip to the USA to collect information for preparing a workforce to operate a nuclear power plant. Rafael Flores, CPNPP CNO, and Ken Peters, CPNPP VP, welcomed Tenaga Nasional Berhad (National Energy Utility) members and professors from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (largest university in Malaysia). The delegation toured a variety of classroom environments and the simulator; as well as, the NOSF Annex laboratories. Michael Marler, director of organizational effectiveness, delivered a presentation on the de...
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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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Malaysian Delegation Visited TAMU

March 5, 2012

During the week of February 19, the Nuclear Power Institute hosted visitors from Malaysia. The Malaysian delegation included representatives from two universities and an organization that sponsors education in the country and abroad. The visitors were: from University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN): Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mashkuri Yaacob and the Dean College of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Mohd Zamri Yusoff. From the National University of Malaysia (UKM): Dean Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Aishah Bidin; Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Prof. Dr Sahrim Haji Ahmad and Professor...
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NPI Expert Visits Nigeria and Thailand

March 2, 2012

Dr. John W. Poston, Sr., Associate Director of NPI, traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the "International Conference on Nuclear Human Resource development in Asia and Pacific - the Role of Nuclear HRD after Fukushima Accident." The February 27th -28th meeting, sponsored by the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, was attended by representatives from the majority of the Asian and Pacific countries, including Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Experts were also in attendance from Canada, the European Community,...
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NPI Awarded IAEA Observer Status

July 20, 2011

NPI has Practical Arrangements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as part of extending its highly successful programs for educators in secondary schools, two-year colleges, and four-year universities teachers and students to a broader international audience In addition, NPI has bi-lateral agreements with nuclear and educational institutions in several countries, and has supported and facilitated teacher exchange programs, which have proved to be a valuable means of transferring knowledge and experience among seasoned science and math teachers as well as university fa...
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