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E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) offers Texas secondary school science and math teachers a two-week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University campus. This integrated math and science program is designed to support student success on the state curricular and testing standards.

Teachers selected to participate in the E3 program learn how to introduce engineering concepts to their students, increase student awareness of engineering, and encourage students to consider an engineering career.  The program's mission is to excite, empower, and educate teachers about engineering so they can pass on the knowledge and skills learned in their own research experience to their students.

Teachers selected to work with NPI learn firsthand about how nuclear power operates.

E3 teachers spend two weeks in the summer alongside nuclear engineers at Texas A&M University developing curricula and conducting experiments to take back to their classrooms. The teachers spend the next two weeks with technicians and engineers at the South Texas Project or at Comanche Peak to expand their understanding of plant operations.

While at Texas A&M, teachers will

  • Work with nuclear engineering faculty on real-world research problems,
  • Learn how to introduce engineering concepts to their students,
  • Visit engineering/science labs on campus, and
  • Gain valuable hands-on research experience to take back to the classroom.

At the South Texas Nuclear Project (STP) and Commanche Peak, teachers will

  • Learn how nuclear power plant employees keep reactors operating,
  • Interact with current and future POWER SET and WIT mentors, and
  • Understand how math problems and science experiments translate to real life nuclear power issues.

e3 teachers

E3 teachers become powerful ambassadors for nuclear power-taking their new knowledge back to the classroom, and communicating opportunities in the nuclear industry to students.

How Do I Become an NPI E3 Teacher?

Contact:

Valerie Segovia
Director of Outreach and Development
(979) 240-5005
vsegovia@tamu.edu

For general information on the E3 program click on the link below:

http://essap.tamu.edu/e3/info.htm

For more information visit http://essap.tamu.edu/e3/ 

Contact: Dr. Johannes Strobel. Email: jstrobel@tamu.edu