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NPI supporting Texas Teachers headed to Texas A&M University for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

May 25, 2016

It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has selected Granbury High School (GHS) teacher, Landree Page, and Foster High School (FHS) teacher, Joshua Johnson, to support their participation in the E3 program. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is hosting Texas secondary school mathematics, science, and career & technology education (CTE) teachers for a two-and-a-half week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus. Ms. Page who is also the GHS POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eage...
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NPI supporting Texas Teachers headed to Texas A&M University for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

May 15, 2015

It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has selected two teachers to support their participation in the E3 program. These educators also lead their school's WIT (Workforce Industry Training)programs - from Granbury High School Jose Ochoa and from Palacios High School Chris Page. The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are offering a minimum of 10 Texas secondary school science, math, and career and technical education (CTE) teachers (base criteria is algebra or IPC teacher) a 2 week summer residential e...
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Science, Technology Teachers Train at STP

July 29, 2014

News from the South Texas Project High school teachers and counselors are instrumental in helping students maneuver their futures. Many students don't know - or have even thought about - what they will do when they leave high school. But teachers understand how important it is for the students to make good decisions about their future - and they strive to be informed about the choices available so they can help students make informed decisions. About 400 to 500 workers will leave the South Texas Project over the next five years - many of whom are retiring after more than 20 ...
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NPI Supports High School Teachers at TAMU for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

June 9, 2014

The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in partnership with the National Science Foundation are offering Texas secondary school science, math, and career and technical education (CTE) teachers a 2 week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus. This newly formatted, integrated math/science program is designed to support student success on the TAKS/STAAR. It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has chosen to support Van Vleck High School ma...
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News from STP: STEM Teachers Get Firsthand Experience

July 23, 2013

Many high school students do not know - or have thought about - what they will do when they graduate. Some have never visited a college, and are not aware of college choices. Most don't understand that there could be career opportunities in their own backyard. "Coming here and touring the site - it's eye opening," said Jill Lowry, a chemistry teacher for Bay City High School and a Workforce Industry Training (WIT) sponsor. Lowry is one of four Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers who are visiting the site this summer. STP hosts STEM teachers each sum...
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NPI Supporting Texas Math Teachers Headed to TAMU for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

May 17, 2013

The Dwight Look College of Engineering is hosting 14 Texas secondary school science and math teachers for a four-week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus during the month of June. This integrated math/science program is designed to support student success on the TAKS/STAAR. It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has selected two math teachers for participation in the E3 program. These educators also lead their school's WIT (Workforce Industry Training) programs - from El Campo High Sch...
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C-MORE Members Visit Sweeny Refinery

November 30, 2012

In November 2012, educators from Wharton County Jr. College and local school districts visited Sweeny Refinery. Their mission was to learn more about careers in refining so they could increase student awareness and encourage students to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. Careers in operations, crafts, engineering and business were discussed and the educators participated in job shadowing with refinery employees to experience refinery jobs first hand. Educators also met with senior refinery management for a roundtable discussion on how to better...
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Czech Educators Visit Palacios and Van Vleck High Schools

October 10, 2012

Four educators from the Czech Republic recently got a taste of Texas hospitality while visiting Matagorda County. Secondary teacher Jitka Klusackova from the general high school in Trebic, and professors Karel Katovsky, Petr Mastny, and Jiri Martinec from Brno Technical University visited Palacios and Van Vleck High Schools as part of a bilateral agreement signed in September 2011 between the United States Department of Energy and the Czech Republic. The educator exchange is designed to foster collaboration through the sharing of information and best practices in nuclear education. ...
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E3 Program Helps Teachers Bring Engineering Concepts into the Classroom

August 7, 2012

The Nuclear Power Institute sponsored two high-school teachers to participate in this year's Enrichment Experiences in Engineering (E3) Program during the month of June in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The teachers were Heidi Elliott from El Campo High School and Doug Ogletree from Glen Rose High School. The E3 Program brought a total of 15 STEM teachers from all over Texas to College Station to spend four weeks participating in real world engineering and science research. The goal of the program is to better prepare the teachers to introduce engineering co...
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News from STP: STEM Teachers Learn about Nuclear, Inspire Their Students

July 20, 2012

Approximately 400-500 employees will leave the company over the next five to seven years - retiring after more than 20 years with STP. Replacing these teammates is critical to sustaining performance. This information was an exciting message to four high school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers visiting the site for STEM camp. Since 2008, STP has hosted STEM teachers each summer as part of its Workforce Development plan, coordinated by Clarence Fenner, Workforce Development. The STEM camp familiarizes teachers with the nuclear industry and STP's career op...
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C-MORE Participants Visit Industry Sites and Universities

July 10, 2012

This year's participants in NPI's C-MORE program (Counselors Making Occupational Readiness Exciting) spent several days visiting industry sites and universities learning more about the opportunities their students could have after high school graduation. These opportunities broaden counselors' awareness of the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as they tend to their daily counseling of students. The C-MORE program strengthens NPI's ties with teachers and students by including counselors who are an essential component of the education team. The 2...
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SOS Wows Students

June 7, 2012

Area science and math teachers, Colleen Knight (Bay City), Debra Setzer (Sweeny), and Heidi Elliott (El Campo), as well as college students, Elizabeth Castanon, Fred Mueller, and John Budd (Texas A&M University - Kingsville), electrified local students at a SOS (Science on Saturday) event that took place at the Center for Energy Development in Bay City on May 19. An estimated 175 students of all ages participated in a variety of experiments geared to ignite interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Parents, teachers and other community members attended as w...
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High School STEM Teachers to Receive an Engineering Experience

May 9, 2012

Heidi Elliott, El Campo High School math teacher, and Doug Ogletree, chemistry and biology teacher at Glen Rose High School, will spend 4 weeks at TAMU learning how to introduce engineering concepts to their students, increase student awareness of engineering, and encourage students to consider an engineering career. Then, these teachers will spend an additional 2 weeks at either the South Texas Project or Comanche Peak job shadowing and learning about career opportunities and how their education and training applies to the energy workforce. The program's mission is to excite, empow...
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C-MORE Visits UT

April 16, 2012

On Friday, April 13th, the C-MORE (Counselors Making Occupational Readiness Exciting) group participated in several activities at the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. They attended a meeting with career coaches from the Career Design Center, visited with undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students, and held conversations with instructors who concentrate on freshmen success initivies. C-MORE was graciously given the opportunity to serve as evaluators for the Undergraduate Research Forum Poster Session and talk with these ac...
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Texas Teachers Conducting Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through the Teacher Research Academy

April 3, 2012

Kimberlyn Grantham, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Dublin High School and Columbia High School Physics teacher Van Willey have joined an elite group of educators chosen to attend the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Teacher Research Academy in Livermore, California, June June 18th - July 13th. The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). TRA teachers participate in a continuum of standards-based instruction, enabling them to prog...
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Palacios and Van Vleck Educators Participate in Educator Exchange to the Czech Republic

March 28, 2012

Palacios High School math teacher, Stephanie Garcia, and Van Vleck High School counselor, Mollie Huber, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when they participated in an educator exchange to the Czech Republic. The educator exchange is one component of a bilateral agreement signed last September between the United States Department of Energy and the Czech Republic and is designed to foster collaboration through the sharing of information and best practices in nuclear education. Garcia and Huber, who were sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), visited Brno Technical ...
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SCIENCE ON SATURDAY

March 26, 2012

SCIENCE ON SATURDAY (SOS) is an electrifying presentation coming to the Wharton County Junior College Center for Energy Development (CED) on Saturday May 19, 2012. SOS is a presentation of experiments geared towards junior high and high school students. It is a program developed by NPI (Nuclear Power Institute) and presented by high school teachers and college students interested in promoting STEM. SOS promises to stimulate scientific inquiry and pique your interest with our bubbling fountain that glows or the cloud we will create before your eyes! Students, teachers, par...
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Texas Educators to Visit Czech Republic

March 7, 2012

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) is proud to participate in an upcoming STEM-educator exchange as part of a bilateral agreement between the United States Department of Energy and the Czech Republic.  The exchange is designed to foster collaboration through the sharing of information and best practices in nuclear education.  Palacios High School math teacher Stephanie Garcia and Van Vleck High School Counselor Mollie Huber will visit the Czech cities of Prague, Brno, and Trebic March 10-17.  Garcia and Huber, along with NPI Director of Outreach and Development Valer...
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C-MORE Participants Visit Universities

November 28, 2011

This year's participants in NPI's C-MORE program (Counselors Making Occupational Readiness Exciting) will spend several days visiting universities to learn more about the opportunities their students could have after high school graduation.  These opportunities broaden counselors' awareness of the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as they tend to their daily counseling of students.  The C-MORE program strengthens NPI's ties with teachers and students by including counselors who are an essential component of the education team.  T...
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