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The Center for Excellence in Education Sponsors Teacher Training Program in Northern Virginia

CEE, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Apollo Education Group, ExxonMobil, and Capital One Financial Corporation Sponsor Bite of Science Dinner Event in Manassas, Virginia to Strengthen Science Teaching

McLean, VA, March 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Apollo Education Group, ExxonMobil, and Capital One Financial Corporation will sponsor a Bite of Science professional development session, cost-free, for high school teachers on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. George Mason University will host this event on the Prince William Campus in Discovery Hall located at 10900 University Boulevard in Manassas, Virginia. Bite of Science will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for science teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom.

The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program is to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It focuses on best practices and resources, as well as exposure to the breadth and depth of scientific discovery often not available to rural and urban high school teachers and their students. This Bite of Science professional development opportunity for teachers is estimated to impact at least 3,425 students in Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties.

The Teacher Enrichment Program will provide content and information for teachers to engage students to pursue careers in science and technology.

CEE’s Bite of Science session in Manassas, VA will feature:

· Tashika Hussey, Advanced Technical Leadership Program Sr., Net-Centric Integration & Demonstration (NCID), Lockheed Martin Corporation
· Yuntao Wu, Ph.D., Professor, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, School of System Biology, George Mason University

The Bite of Science speakers will discuss their work and relate it back to the classroom for the teachers.

The goals of the Teacher Enrichment Program are to:

· Provide teachers with enhanced professional development
· 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
· Inform teachers so they have a better understanding of research and development
· Allow teachers the opportunity to network with their peers

Contact Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, at nschuh@cee.org to attend 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,www.cee.org

Sources: Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., 703-448-9062 nschuh@cee.org

Related websites:
Center for Excellence in Education: http://www.cee.org/
Teacher Enrichment Program: http://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program
Research Science Institute: http://www.cee.org/research-science-institute
USA Biology Olympiad: http://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo
Contact Information
Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)
Maureen Palmer
703-448-9062
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www.cee.org
Joann DiGennaro

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