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WE FLY – Nuclear Power Institute's Systems Engineering Opportunity

July 26, 2015

On Monday, July 20th, 2015, NPI sent a group of engineering students from Texas A&M's Systems Engineering Initiative program to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team of students includes Elizabeth Tindle, Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran, and Victor Ibarra who were responsible for the design and fabrication of a mid-deck locker sized experiment to evaluate a novel spacecraft thermal management technology developed by Dr. Cable Kurwitz. The objective of the mission is to evaluate system performance in microgravity prior to flying on Spaceship2. The technology aims to improve ther...
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NPI Hosts Kenyan Delegation for IAEA Fellowship Training

July 14, 2015

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) organized an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fellowship training program at Texas A&M University for a group of Kenyan professionals involved in planning the steps toward developing a nuclear program in their country. Participants included engineers, scientists, economists, legal officers, managers, and human resources specialists from the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), the Kenyan Ministry of Energy's Nuclear Electricity Project, and the Kenyan National Commission for Science, Technology, a...
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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 e...
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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, ...
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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 st...
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