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Nuclear Power Institute Hosting 5th Annual Science on Saturday at Palacios High School

January 17, 2016

    SOS is an exciting science program for the young (K-6) and young at heart.  The event will highlight fun and educational science experiments and demonstrations. Students will learn through interactive, hands-on activities that include fun with polymers, magnets, and neurons, as well as everyday products and household materials. The program will be led by local educators and supported by Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) professors and instructors, industry professionals from South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), Phillips 66 Corporation and high school students.  The event is sponsored by NPI, Phillips 66 Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries, and Formosa Plastics Corporation.

    Students, educators, parents, and community members are welcome.

    The program is free to attend and open to the public.

    When:                Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Time:                 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Where:               Main Gym at Palacios High School, 100 Shark Dr., Palacios, TX 77465

    Parking:             Parking is free.  Bus & vehicle parking is in the student parking lot in front of the gym

    What to Bring:  Your enthusiasm for science!



    Registration will be in the foyer.

    For registration we will ask for:

    -      Name of Adult(s)
    -      School that individual/group is associated with
    -      Number of HS students
    -      Number of Elementary/Jr High Students

    Palacios HS Gym

    100 Shark Dr., Palacios, TX 77465

    Upon arrival, please make your way through the double doors of the gym.



    Schedule of Events

    10:00 - Doors open

    10:30 - Marshmallow Challenge

    11:00 - Rocket Balloon Races

    11:30 - Static Can Races


    We invite individuals of all ages to participate in our three competitions. The Marshmallow challenge will consist of teams of 4, Rocket Balloon Races teams of 3, and static can races will be an individual event.


    Nuclear Power Institute (NPI)

    Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

    LyondellBasell Industries

    Phillips 66 Corporation

    Formosa Plastics Corporation


    South Texas Project Nuclear Power Company (STPNOC)

    Wharton County Junior College (WCJC)