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Palacios POWER SET Visits STP

October 19, 2016

On Thursday, October 6th, Palacios High School POWER SET members visited STP and met with members of their Women in Nuclear organization, as well as Aldo Capristo, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, and Kym Harshaw, the General Council. After learning about Mr. Capristo's path from high school, through college, into the Navy and finally to STP, Ms. Harshaw talked about her passion for nuclear engineering and her journey from being a nuclear plant operator to currently being the General Council, which is the head lawyer for STP. POWER SET members then visited the simul...
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Twenty Granbury HS Girls Inducted into POWER SET

October 17, 2016

Twenty Granbury High School girls were inducted into POWER SET, a student organization focused on science, engineering, and technology. The ceremony was held October 6, 2016, in the GHS cafeteria. Inducted into the society were Lauren Boleng, Melanie Boleng, Ashley Brooke Boyd, Bailey Carey, Joslyn Cavitt, Charlotte Elliott, Amanda Garcia, Molly Garrison, Trisha Gryder, Roxana Hernandez, Alexandria Inbody, Kyleigh Land, Helena Linzy, Emma McKelvain, Emily Puente, Rayni Skaggs, Chloe Steele, Halee Vaughan, Bailey Vernon, and Tara Wynne. Returning members are Caitlyn Chance, Tiffany Henney,...
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Former POWER SET Student Set to Receive Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M

August 12, 2016

By:  Aubrey Bloom Originally published by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station - August 12, 2016  Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET). "The POWER SET group came at a time when I really didn't know what I wanted to do," Castanon said. "I don't know where I would be without them showing us wh...
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NPI supporting Texas Teachers headed to Texas A&M University for Summer Research, E3: Enrichment Experiences in Engineering

May 25, 2016

It is with excitement that the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) has selected Granbury High School (GHS) teacher, Landree Page, and Foster High School (FHS) teacher, Joshua Johnson, to support their participation in the E3 program. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is hosting Texas secondary school mathematics, science, and career & technology education (CTE) teachers for a two-and-a-half week summer residential engineering research experience on the Texas A&M University College Station campus. Ms. Page who is also the GHS POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eage...
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Dr. Kurwitz and Students Test Advanced Radiator System for Future Spacecraft

May 18, 2016

A student team of the Systems Engineering Initiative (SEI) program recently completed a set of test flights in support of a NASA Game Changing Technology Program. The DoVR (Demonstration of a Variable Radiator) Team consisting of three engineering undergraduate students designed, developed, and tested an experiment under zero gravity conditions as part of a larger program to test a novel spacecraft thermal management technology. Juan Duran (NUEN), Victor Ibarra (NUEN), and Aldo Sosa (ELEN) working with Dr. Cable Kurwitz designed a flight package for suborbital testing and were abl...
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