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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.