Blue Water Media Helps the Center for Excellence in Education Expand its Web Presence

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Built in The Drupal Content Management System, The New Website Helps The DC Non-Profit Better Promote Its Worthy Cause To Potential Donors.

Educational non-profit, The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), recently launched a redesigned website created by DC area web design and development firm, Blue Water Media. The new site, http://www.CEE.org, features extensive search functionality, streamlined layout and design, and the award-winning Drupal content management system. Blue Water Media’s efforts will help CEE achieve their mission to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to encourage international collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE through its newest program, the National Lab Skills Initiative (NLSI) will hold Professional Development sessions in each state offering high school science teachers the opportunity to work with leading researchers to enhance their science pedagogy.

A high quality image slideshow and crisp blue, white and yellow color scheme greets visitors on the homepage of the site and creates a welcoming yet professional feel. Strong call to actions like “Donate Today”, “Sign Up For Our Newsletter”, “Events Calendar” and “Update Your Information” encourage users to engage meaningfully with the website. The clear top navigation linking to “About CEE”, “Programs & Initiatives”, “News & Events” and “Opportunities” further clarifies site content and boosts navigation, and extensive search functionality, an event calendar, and links to social media portals further improve usability and interaction.

The implementation of the Drupal content management system makes it easy for CEE staff to continually update the site independently of Blue Water Media. This ensures it remains a comprehensive resource to potential donors, including corporations, foundations, government actors (awarding grants), and individual donors while promoting its worthy message across the digital space.

About The Center for Excellence in Education
The Center for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the National Lab Skills Initiative (NLSI) free of cost to all participants competitively selected to attend. For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site, http://www.cee.org

About Blue Water Media
Blue Water Media is an award-winning information technology, web design, and marketing interactive agency based in Washington, D.C. with offices in New York and San Francisco. Blue Water Media provides full lifecycle support for digital initiatives including custom web & software development, website design, hosting, 508 compliance and ongoing site maintenance for local and national clients. Leveraging cutting edge web design techniques, flexible open source software applications, emerging technologies, and integrated marketing campaigns, Blue Water Media offers a turnkey approach to attaining online success. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluewatermedia.com/

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