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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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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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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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News from STP: STP Hosts IAEA Deputy Director Visit

March 21, 2013

The Nuclear Power Institute, at Texas A&M University, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is hosting a three-week Nuclear Energy Management School (NEMS) for professionals working in nuclear energy and related fields. The school targets participants from the Americas but is open to applicants from other countries. The purpose of this school is to provide a unique international educational experience aimed at building future leadership to manage and support nuclear energy programs. It is aimed at professionals with managerial potential who show promi...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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