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Texas Educators to Visit Czech Republic
March 7, 2012
Texas educators visit Czech Republic
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 Valerie G. Segovia, will explore nuclear education in
the Czech Republic through a series of visits and discussions with
faculty and staff at Brno University of Technology, Dukovany
Nuclear Power Plant, and local area high schools. In return,
Czech teachers will visit Texas in the Fall.
The Czech Republic has a strong commitment to developing a safe
and secure nuclear energy program. There are currently two
nuclear power stations whose six reactors generate one third of the
country's electricity. Further, according to a 2008 survey,
64% of Czechs support the use of nuclear power-a percentage that
has increased steadily since 2004.