E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering
The Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas Engineering
Experiment Station (TEES) in partnership with the National Science
Foundation offers Texas secondary school science and math teachers
and pre-service teachers a four-week summer residential engineering
research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station
campus. This integrated math/science program is designed to support
student success on the TAKS/STAAR.
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 four 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
- Learn how to introduce engineering concepts to their
- Visit engineering/science labs on campus, and
- Gain valuable hands-on research experience to take back to the
At the South Texas Nuclear Project (STP) and Commanche Peak,
- Learn how nuclear power plant employees keep reactors
- Interact with current and future POWER SET and WIT mentors,
- Understand how math problems and science experiments translate
to real life nuclear power issues.
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?
Director of Outreach and Development
For general information on the E3 program click on the link
For more information visit http://essap.tamu.edu/e3/
Dr. Cheryl Page