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News from STP: El Campo High School POWER SET and WIT Visit

January 18, 2017

The El Campo High School chapters of POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology) and WIT (Workforce Industry Training)came to visit and tour STP on January 12, 2017. The club's sponsors, teachers Marissa McCoy and Adrian Canales, bring their students yearly. The purpose of POWER SET is to target local female high school students who show significant interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It also encourages female students to explore professional opportunities in nuclear and STEM-related field...
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WIT Students Visit Petrochemical Academy

January 3, 2017

Phillips 66 hosted 72 WIT (Workforce Industry Training) members from Palacios, Van Vleck, Wharton, and El Campo. WIT is a high school organization for females and males and during this event, Phillips 66 is encouraging careers as operators and skilled crafts. Held at the Petrochemical Academy, Phillips 66 employees from the training and craft teams educated the high school students on carer paths for Instrumentation, Machinist, Pipefitter, Welder, and Operator. The focus for these high school students is to encourage them to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) career i...
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Christmas in the Lab

December 16, 2016

Bay City High School POWER SET and WIT hosted their mentees from Cherry Elementary Power GRID and BRT for an evening of fun and exploration with Christmas in the Lab. Sweeny POWER SET and Power GRID also participated in the evening. After taking a picture, the kids traveled through six labs or activities. They made crystallized and glitter ornaments, holiday slime, turned pennies into "gold", crafted a frame for their pictures and played a holiday game. As they left the festive evening, they grabbed a Christmas cupcake on their way out. The POWER SET and WIT 11th and 12th grade mentors organi...
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Palacios High School POWER SET visits Sam Houston State University and Spark Conference at Texas A&M-College Station

December 8, 2016

On Friday, December 2nd, Palacios POWER SET visited Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. After a walking tour, members met with Dr. Cook and Dr. Gaillard of the Biological Science Department. Dr.Gaillard shared her research that focuses on "...studying how motility is regulated in eukaryotic cilia and flagella. These motility organelles have a core structure known as the axoneme that controls movement. My research focuses on characterizing signal transduction molecules that are present in the axoneme, and understanding how these molecules interact to produce movement. Chlamydomo...
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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 visit...
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