The Center for Excellence in Education Sponsors Teacher Training Program

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Bite of Science Dinner Event to Strengthen Science Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) will sponsor a Bite of Science professional enrichment session, cost-free, for middle and high school teachers on Wednesday February 10, 2016. This Bite of Science session, hosted by the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, will be held at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, located at 1500 Remount Road in Front Royal, VA from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The dinner is for STEM teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom.

The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) is to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). TEP provides rural and urban underserved high school teachers the opportunity to connect with experts from industry and academia to explore cutting-edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for their students.

Bite of Science is designed to improve teacher’s ability to provide students a context of how science is applied in the real world and inspire students to pursue careers of excellence and leadership in STEM. This Bite of Science session for teachers is estimated to impact at least 3,400 students in Austin and surrounding communities.

CEE’s Bite of Science session in Front Royal will feature:

  • Richard Robinson, Director of Innovation, Chief Technology Officer, Telos Corporation
  • Dr. Stephanie Lessard-Pilon, Term Assistant Professor of Conservation Studies, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

The Bite of Science speakers will discuss their work and relate it back to the classroom for the teachers to inspire and guide students toward academic opportunities and STEM careers.

The goals of the Teacher Enrichment Program are to:

  • Provide teachers with professional enrichment opportunities
  • Furnish the opportunity for teachers to ask questions and to interact directly with scientists and engineers
  • Foster excitement in teachers to create an interest in students for STEM fields through engagement with STEM professionals in and outside of the classroom
  • Inform teachers so they have a better understanding of research and development
  • Create awareness of the skills and knowledge needed for the 21st Century STEM worker
  • Allow teachers the opportunity to network with their peers

Contact Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, at nschuh(at)cee(dot)org to learn more about the cost-free event offered by CEE.

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 Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site,

Sources:     Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., 703-448-9062 ext.222 nschuh(at)cee(dot)org

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Abby Mitchell
Communications Manager
Phone: 703-448-9062 ext. 236
E-mail: amitchell(at)cee(dot)org

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