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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

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...
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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 n...
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NPI Hosts Chinese Students on Study Tour

April 23, 2015

The TEES Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) hosted a group of fifteen undergraduate students and two faculty members from Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in China on a three week study tour at Texas A&M University.  The students were all nuclear engineering students in their final year of undergraduate studies.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sponsored the tour through the Division for Asia and the Pacific in the Department of Technical Cooperation. Nuclear engineering students and faculty from Texas A&M have had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad...
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STPNOC Women in Nuclear Hosts POWER SET

March 3, 2015

On Monday, March 2, the STPNOC Women in Nuclear (WIN) hosted the Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives Symposium and invited area high schools' POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering, and Technology) members from Van Vleck, Bay City, Palacios, El Campo, Sweeny and Tidehaven. There were 125 attendees. This event was held to show members all the diverse fields in this industry for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Kicking off the symposium and offering the keynote address was Al Capristo, Executive Vice P...
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News from STP: El Campo High School WIT Visits STP

January 13, 2015

Twenty eight El Campo High School Workforce Industry Training (WIT) students and two teachers came to STP to take a driving and simulator tour today. After taking their tour in the morning, the afternoon was spent at Wharton County Junior College in Bay City. WIT is modeled on the POWER SET program but open to both male and female students in high schools. It provides the educational tools and essential support to pursue educational professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) technical fields. WIT is sponsored by Nuclear Power Institute. Establ...
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