USA Biolympiad Team Members Earn Medals at 2021 International Biology Olympiad Challenge II

All four members of the USA Biolympiad Team were awarded medals at the 2021 IBO Challenge II. The students represented the United States at the competition after winning the 2021 USA Biolympiad (USABO) National Finals, held virtually by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). Nearly 9,000... - July 29, 2021

Josie Haspel Joins CEE’s Board of Trustees

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is proud to announce the addition of Josie Haspel to its Board of Trustees. CEE’s President Joann DiGennaro said, “The Center is honored that Josie Haspel, an alum of the Research Science Institute, has joined its Board. She exemplifies... - February 20, 2021

CEE Congratulates Tiffany Oliver

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) congratulates Tiffany Oliver, IB Biology teacher from T.R. Robinson High School, a recipient of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for... - December 13, 2019

Applications Being Accepted for 2020 Research Science Institute at MIT

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 2020 Research Science Institute, which will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. RSI ’20 will bring together top U.S. and international... - November 15, 2019

New Index of Excellence in STEM Education Compares U.S. Students to Global Competition

Analyzes student performance in STEM-related global academic competitions; U.S. Shows improvement, but China dominates. - November 03, 2019

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2020 USA Biolympiad

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 USA Biolympiad (USABO). This is open for U.S. high school students nationwide. CEE encourages teachers and schools to register grades 9 to 12 biology students for the Open Exam. AP courses... - November 02, 2019

The Center for Excellence in Education Holds Teacher Workshops in Virginia

The Center for Excellence in Education’s (CEE) Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) held cost-free professional enrichment sessions for middle and high school teachers across the state of Virginia during the month of September. - October 17, 2019

RSI Alumni Named Davidson Fellows

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) applauds the Research Science Institute (RSI) alumni for being named 2019 Davidson Fellows. The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships annually to recognize outstanding students 18 and under who have completed significant work in science,... - September 25, 2019

Ben Silbermann Receives Lieberman Award

Ben Silbermann, RSI ’98, Pinterest Co-Founder and CEO, Receives Lieberman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Business at CEE’s 2019 Congressional Luncheon Sponsored by Regeneron. - September 24, 2019

Teacher Enrichment Program Wins STEM Education Excellence Award

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)’s Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) was one of 12 recipients to receive an award from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition’s (VMSC) 2019 Programs That Work. The award was presented at the VMSC Conference and Recognition Ceremony held... - January 18, 2019

U.S. Flag Waves Proudly with Gold Medal Wins at the International Biology Olympiad

Team USA members were selected based on their academic merit by CEE during the 13th annual USABO National Finals held at Purdue University. Grace Chen, Yilun Du, Boyan (Peter) Dun, and Varun Mangalick are this nation's premier biology students. - July 23, 2015

Eighty-Four High School Students Selected and Participating in the 32nd Research Science Institute at MIT

RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research. - July 10, 2015

Hands-On STEM Workshop in Tysons Corner to Strengthen Science Teaching

CEE, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil, MeadWestvaco Foundation, and Micron Foundation Will Sponsor Teacher Training Program. - June 27, 2015

Pathways to Hampton Area STEM Careers

The Teacher Roundtable is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil, MeadWestvaco Foundation, and Micron Foundation and hosted by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium for secondary school teachers. - June 27, 2015

Team USA Named from Among USABO National Finalists at Purdue University

Four members of Team USA have been selected from the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), which is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education and hosted by Purdue. They will compete at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) July 12-19 in Aarhus, Denmark. - June 17, 2015

High School Students Selected to Participate in the 13th USA Biology Olympiad Finals at Purdue University

The Center for Excellence in Education and Purdue University jointly sponsor the USA Biology Olympiad. This program concentrates on stimulating young scholars’ intellectual curiosity and developing their critical thinking skills in biological reasoning, and culminates with the U.S. Team’s participation in the International Biology Olympiad. - May 16, 2015

CEE Alumni Named Hertz Fellows

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) congratulates its alumni, Katherine Xue and Maxim Rabinovich, for being named 2015 Hertz Fellows. Katherine attended CEE’s United States Biology Olympiad (USABO) in 2008 which is jointly sponsored with Purdue University to train in the biological... - May 02, 2015

CEE and the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia Inaugurate the Research Science Initiative 2015 for Young Females

The goal of the Initiative is to challenge young female scholars and propel them to a greater curiosity to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields. - May 01, 2015

Pathways to Richmond STEM Careers Teacher Roundtable

The TEP Roundtable sponsored by Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil, and MeadWestvaco Foundation. It serves as a forum for secondary school STEM educators to engage and network with leaders in STEM fields. - April 30, 2015

CEE and Tsinghua University in China Inaugurate the Research Science Initiative 2015

The goal of the Initiative is to challenge young scholars and to propel them to pursue excellence and leadership in STEM. - March 12, 2015

Bite of Science at George Mason University's Manassas Campus Strengthens Science Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Education, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil, and MeadWestvaco Foundation Sponsor Teacher Training Program. A cost-free dinner event bringing together 30 high school STEM teachers with scientists and/or engineers from industry, academia, or government. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, network with peers, and interface with the scientist and/or engineer during the informal dinner. - February 12, 2015

The Center for Excellence in Education and AMGEN Foundation Sponsor Teacher Training Program

Bite of Science Dinner Event in San Diego Strengthened Science Teaching - January 31, 2015

Alahambra, California Bite of Science Event Held to Strengthen Science Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Education, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, AMGEN Foundation & DeVry Foundation Sponsor Teacher Training Program - January 29, 2015

Los Angeles Bite of Science Strengthens Science Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Education, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, AMGEN Foundation, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and GenCorp Foundation Sponsor Teacher Training Program - January 29, 2015

Joann DiGennaro Honored by the U.S. Army War College

Joann DiGennaro, President of the Center for Excellence in Education, received The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Department of the Army. She is 1 out 5 civilian women to have received this recognition for her extraordinary service as an expert Consultant and Chairwoman of the U.S. - October 11, 2014

Bite of Science at George Mason University to Strengthen Science Teaching

CEE, Capital One, Claude Moore and ExxonMobil Sponsor Teacher Training Program. - October 10, 2014

CEE and the VA Space Grant Consortium Sponsor the Bite of Science in Norfolk

The Bite of Science professional enrichment session is cost-free for high school teachers and will be held at Norfolk State University. The 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 STEM careers. - October 04, 2014

Team USA Attains Three Gold Medals and One Silver Medal at the International Biology Olympiad

Every U.S. team member has medaled in the International Biology Competition since 2003, bringing home 38 gold, 8 silver, and 2 bronze medals. - July 26, 2014

Eighty-Three High School Students Selected to Participate in the 31st Research Science Institute at MIT

Research Science Institute (RSI) was inaugurated in 1984 by the Center for Excellence in Education, and is offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). RSI is a six week summer enrichment program that emphasizes advanced theory and research in science, technology engineering and mathematics. RSI alumni are propelled to new heights of achievement, earning accolades for nationally and internationally recognized honors. - July 05, 2014

USA Biology Olympiad 2014 National Finalists

High School Students Selected to Participate in the 12th USA Biology Olympiad Finals at Purdue University - May 23, 2014

USA Biology Olympiad Alumni Receive Academic Accolades

USA Biology Olympiad Student Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Award and Another Named an United States Presidential Scholar. - May 16, 2014

Research Science Institute Alumni Named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Four RSI Alumni Named United States Presidential Scholars for their Academic Accomplishments. - May 16, 2014

The Center for Excellence in Education Welcomed Members of Congress and Celebrated its Programs & Alumni

CEE Featured Research Science Institute (RSI) AAAS Science & Technology Fellow and USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) Two-Time Gold Medalist - May 15, 2014

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 - March 19, 2014

CEE Sponsors Teaching Training Program in Chicago, Illinois

CEE, The DeVry Foundation, and Westinghouse Electric Company Sponsor Two Bite of Science Dinner Events to Strengthen Science Teaching - November 01, 2013

CEE Announces 30 Outstanding Alumni in STEM and Business

CEE Recognizes Alumni at Anniversary Celebration in Cambridge, MA - October 26, 2013

CEE Announces 30th Anniversary Lineup of Panelist

Renowned Speakers Participate in Panel Discussions - October 26, 2013

CEE Applauds Alumni for Receiving Barry Goldwater Scholarship Awards

The Center's Research Science Institute (RSI) and USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) alumni are recipients of the premier undergraduate Goldwater Scholarship - September 27, 2013

Team USA 2013 Named #1 Team in the World and Wins 4 Gold Medals

Charles Gleason Earned #1 Student at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO). - July 27, 2013

2013 USABO National Finals at Purdue University

In 2002, the Center developed and implemented the first-ever USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) to train future leaders in the biological sciences. The USABO is jointly sponsored with Purdue University. This program concentrates on stimulating young scholars’ intellectual curiosity and developing their critical thinking skills in biological reasoning, and culminates with the U.S. Team’s participation in the International Biology Olympiad. - May 01, 2013

CEE Presents Dr. Terence Tao with the Joseph I. Lieberman Award for His Significant Contribution to Mathematics

The award, along with a $10,000 prize, acknowledges Dr. Tao’s significant contribution to mathematics and recognizes Senator Lieberman’s (CT) more than 17 years of support of the Center as a CEE Trustee. - April 25, 2013

CEE Features RSI 2012 Intel Science Talent Search Awardees Sara Volz and Jonah Kallenbach at Its Congressional Luncheon

CEE Welcomes Senators Nelson (FL) and Cochran (MS) and Congressmen Green (TX), Honda (CA), Hultgren (IL), Rokita (IN), Van Hollen (MD) and Celebrates the Center’s Programs. - April 23, 2013

CEE and KBR Host Dinner Event to Strengthen Science Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and KBR will host a Bite of Science dinner event for high school teachers at Brandeis High School located at 13011 Kyle Seale Parkway in San Antonio, Texas. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Science teachers... - March 21, 2013

Center for Excellence in Education’s RSI Alumni Take First and Second Place at the Intel Science Talent Search Competition

The Center for Excellence in Education's (CEE) Research Science Institute (RSI) Alumni Sara Volz was awarded $100,000 and Jonah Kallenbach received $75,000 from the Intel Foundation. - March 16, 2013

The Center for Excellence in Education Sponsors Teacher Enrichment Program

CEE and KBR Host Two Dinner Events to Strengthen Science Teaching in Houston, Texas - March 16, 2013

CEE and Gen-Probe Host Bite of Science Dinner Event to Strengthen Science Teaching

Teachers will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Rohr and Dr. Woolf speak about cutting edge research areas, view a laboratory demonstration if possible, and find out how to connect the research to the high school classroom and laboratory. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, network with peers, and interface with Dr. Rohr and Dr. Woolf r during the informal dinner. - February 27, 2013

The Center for Excellence in Education Sponsors Teacher Training Program

This opportunity brings together teachers with leading and cutting edge scientists and/or engineers over an informal dinner. Teachers will have the opportunity to interact with researchers from industry, academia, and government. - February 23, 2013

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