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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 math and science teacher and WIT (Workforce Industry Training) sponsor Leanne Sliva and Glen Rose High School science teacher and POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology) sponsor Wendy Thompson to participate in E3. In addition to the NPI sponsoring Sliva and Thompson in the E3 program this year, NPI also supports both POWER SET and WIT programs at both of their respective high schools.

    Sliva and Thompson were selected to participate in the E3 program to learn how to introduce engineering concepts to their students, increase student awareness of engineering, and encourage students to consider an engineering career. The program's mission is to excite, empower, and educate teachers about engineering so they can pass on the knowledge and skills learned in their own research experience to their students.

    Pictured above: Leanne Sliva (left), Wendy Thompson (right).