The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) is dedicated to providing K-12 students and educators with opportunities to engage, enrich, and explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) knowledge, experiences, and resources while also highlighting nuclear applications, clean technologies, college programming, and career opportunities.
NPI Engagement Opportunities
NPI’s WIT high school program provides students interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of STEM careers with higher education and work experiences. WIT Jr bridges the gap between NPI’s elementary and high school programs, while also encouraging students to join the high school WIT program.
Together with Secure America, NPI is combining National Manufacturing Day and STEM/STEAM Day into one unique celebration intending to bring about a strong STEM awareness for Texas 6-12 grade students.
“Science in the Kitchen – Cooking Up Curiosity” video series explores the science, production, automation, distribution, and workforce behind the Texas food industry using the “kitchen” and “cooking” as alternative platforms to convey STEM knowledge and information.
The “Clean SMARTS Master Class” six-episode mini-series provides viewers with an opportunity to hear, learn, and be inspired by experts in the areas of National Security, Manufacturing, Applications of Nuclear, Relationship Building, and Skills in Diplomacy, Technology, and Global Security (SMARTS).
The “Path of Most Persistence” podcast educates and inspires by highlighting and sharing tenacious stories that provide inspiration, motivation, and appreciation.
The program aims to expand awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the 60 years of the TRIGA’s numerous collaborations, trainings, partnerships, projects, and education opportunities.
NPI’s “The Catalyst!” newsletter provides our network of engagement with quarterly reports of NPI’s programs, activities, and success stories.
The “Achieving Together with Optimistic Mentoring (ATOM)” program provides WIT members an opportunity to give back by interacting with and mentoring younger elementary and middle school students – engaging them in academic activities that impassion these students to stay focused on a strong STEM path.
“Nuclear Science Week Student Competition: Get to Know Nuclear” projects promote discussion and increases awareness of nuclear science in the local community.