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Former POWER SET Student Set to Receive Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M

August 12, 2016

By:  Aubrey Bloom Originally published by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station - August 12, 2016  Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET). "The POWER SET group came at a time when I really didn't know what I wanted to do," Castanon said. "I don't know where I would be without them showing us wh...
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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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News from Texas State Technical College - Waco

March 9, 2012

Tech Times staff reports: "Dr. John W. Poston Sr., professor of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a program on "Radiological, Nuclear Devices and Terrorism" to TSTC faculty, staff and students March 5. His presentation, sponsored by the Radiation Protection Technology program, provided an overview of the potential use of radioactive materials in terroristic activities and addressed important issues raised in National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) publications. Dr. Poston chaired the blue ribbon NCRP Scientific Committees, which ...
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Nucleargraduates Receive Technical Training at TAMU

February 7, 2012

Nucleargraduates has been networking with Texas A&MUniversity for over two years now through the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation's (IFNEC, formerly the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership) six-monthly Infrastructure Development Working Group. In December 2010, nucleargraduates began discussions with TAMU about collaboration for training.   This February, NPI hosted a two-week training program for a group of students from the UK. This training zone was a mix of technical and behavioral training. The technical training was focused on power generatio...
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