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Wharton High School’s POWER SET and WIT Students Host the 4th Annual Science on Saturday

May 12, 2015

    Wharton High School's POWER SET and WIT students hosted the 4th annual Science on Saturday (SOS) on Saturday, March 21th. The event, sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), highlights fun and educational science experiments demonstrated by WHS POWER SET and WIT students, aided by Wharton Junior High student groups, Power GRID and BRT. SOS is an exciting science program for the young and young at heart, presented free of charge to all who attend. This year, additional demonstrations were presented by Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) instructors from various departments, including nuclear processing, nursing, and digital engineering. There were also experiment booths presented by the South Texas Project (STP) and Phillips 66 Corporations. Those who attended the event learned through interactive, hands-on activities that include fun with polymers, magnets, and neurons, as well as everyday products and household materials. This year's event was the most successful to date, with approximately 400 students and community members in attendance. WHS POWER SET and WIT, and WJHS Power GRID and BRT student groups are supported by the NPI, in an effort to encourage students to pursue educational and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The NPI is a unique statewide partnership led by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and headquartered at Texas A&M University.

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