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Dr. Cable R. Kurwitz honored as ‘inspirational and transformational’ mentor

May 19, 2017

The Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University held its inaugural Aggies Celebrate Teaching! - Recognizing Transformational Learningreception on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The call for nominations received over 60 submissions. Students across all colleges wrote heart-felt essays giving evidence of and reflecting upon the professor's impact on their learning and lives. Six students honored their professors as inspirational and transformational mentors before an audience of 80 faculty, staff, and administrators. This event was the fulfillment of the vision of Center l...
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NPI Hosts Chinese Students on Study Tour

April 23, 2015

The TEES Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) hosted a group of fifteen undergraduate students and two faculty members from Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in China on a three week study tour at Texas A&M University.  The students were all nuclear engineering students in their final year of undergraduate studies.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsored the tour through the Division for Asia and the Pacific in the Department of Technical Cooperation. Nuclear engineering students and faculty from Texas A&M have had the opportunity to participate in a st...
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IAEA Director General Amano Visits Texas A&M University

November 6, 2014

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano visited Texas A&M University 27-29 October 2014 where he met with university officials and toured on-campus facilities. Amano visited and received briefings from several departments including the Nuclear Engineering Department and the Nuclear Power Institute and the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute, which are operated by the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. "Texas A&M is known globally as a university having very high tec...
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Dr. John W. Poston, Sr. Receives the RPSD 2014 Professional Excellence Award

June 28, 2014

At the recent American Nuclear Society (ANS) summer meeting in Reno, NV, the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division (RPSD) Executive Committee selected Dr. John W. Poston, Sr. to receive the 2014 Professional Excellence Award. Dr. Poston will be presented a plaque at the upcoming RPSD 2014 meeting in September,  www.rpsd2014.org. Dr. John W. Poston, Sr. is recognized "For his exceptional contributions over the last 50 years to the field of radiation protection as an internationally recognized authority on internal radiation dosimetry research, an educator at two major ...
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President Obama Nominates Dr. Kenneth L. Peddicord as Member of Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

June 24, 2014

On June 13, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his intent to reappoint five members of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board to another four-year term. The reappointments include Dr. Kenneth L. Peddicord. Appointments to the board come from a list of nominees submitted by the National Academy of Sciences and do not need congressional approval. President Obama said, "Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them ...
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Matagorda County Judge and NPI Director Attend a Meeting of the Infrastructure Development Working Group in Slovenia

November 26, 2012

Matagorda County Judge Nate MacDonald and NPI Director Lee Peddicord stand in front of the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant, a two loop Westinghouse reactor in Krsko, Slovenia. They were there as part of the meeting of the Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG), a component of the 31 nation International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC), that took place on November 14-15, 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. McDonald participated in a panel with representatives from the Czech Republic and Slovenia on stakeholder engagement on nuclear energy. Peddicord chaired a panel on huma...
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NRC Commissioner Bill Magwood Visits NPI

August 27, 2012

Commissioner William D. Magwood, IV from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission visited Texas A&M on August 3. The primary purpose of his visit was to address twenty-nine individuals from Kenya who were participating in a one-month workshop on nuclear energy organized by the A&M Nuclear Power Institute and sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Government of Kenya. Commissioner Magwood stressed the importance of a strong independent nuclear regulatory authority as a pre-requisite for the safe use of nuclear energy. He described the origins and history of the ...
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NPI Expert Visits Ghana

July 16, 2012

On May 14-18, 2012, Ms. Tami Davis, NPI Associate Director, visited Ghana where she participated in the "Regional Meeting: African Network for Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development." The meeting was organized by the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) in collaboration with the Government of Ghana under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The meeting was a forum for African Member States that are considering, embarking or expanding a nuclear power program to discuss networking methods to build and strengthen the national and regional nuclear pow...
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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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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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