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NPI supporting Texas Teachers headed to Texas A&M University for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

May 15, 2015
Chris Page (left) and Jose Ochoa (right)
    It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has selected two teachers to support their participation in the E3 program. These educators also lead their school's WIT (Workforce Industry Training)programs - from Granbury High School Jose Ochoa and from Palacios High School Chris Page.

    The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are offering a minimum of 10 Texas secondary school science, math, and career and technical education (CTE) teachers (base criteria is algebra or IPC teacher) a 2 week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus.

    By offering opportunities to participate in engineering research, the E3 program provides secondary science, mathematics and CTE teachers the ability to introduce engineering concepts to their students, increase student awareness of engineering, and encourage students to consider an engineering career. The overall mission of the E3 program is to excite, empower, and educate teachers about engineering so they in turn will excite, empower, and educate students and other teachers they come in contact with each day.

    Following their time at Texas A&M University, Page and Ochoa will participate in the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company's (STPNOC) Teacher STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Camp where they will participate in job shadowing, presentations, and trainings.