CEE Featured at Saudi Petroleum International Dinner

The S-RSI program was developed as a partnership between the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), Saudi Aramco, King Abdulaziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity (MAWHIBA), and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). S-RSI is modeled after the internationally acclaimed Research Science Institute (RSI).

McLean, VA, August 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Joann DiGennaro, President, Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) was a featured speaker with Mr. Khalid A. Al-Falih, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco at the recent Saudi Petroleum International, Inc. Dinner in New York City at the Plaza Hotel. DiGennaro highlighted the success of the Saudi Research Science Institute (S-RSI), the 1st STEM program of its kind for high school students, females and males, at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

CEE inaugurated S-RSI in 2010 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia with partners Saudi Aramco, KAUST, and Mawhiba. The six-week institute combines classroom training and research mentorships for Saudi Arabia’s highly talented science and math students between their third and fourth year of high school.

“I was honored to celebrate and to follow Mr. Khalid A. Al-Falih in providing remarks about the Center’s educational STEM programs and the S-RSI program at KAUST,” said Joann DiGennaro. “The S-RSI program supports the Center’s mission 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.”

Ms. DiGennaro was named one of 100 Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by U.S. News and STEMconnector for being a respected leader of a non-profit who has made significant professional contributions in STEM. Over the last 30 years, she has advanced the STEM cause both nationally and internationally.
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