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

McLean, VA, November 01, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), The DeVry Foundation, and Westinghouse Electric Company will sponsor two Bite of Science sessions for high school teachers in Chicago, Illinois. Roosevelt University and the Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences will host the cost-free sessions for science teachers who wish to strengthen their professional development of science, in their classroom, are invited to participate.

Bite of Science dates and locations include:
· Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University, Wabash Building, Room 418
· Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. -7:30. at Roosevelt University, Wabash Building, Room 418

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. The Bite of Science professional development opportunities for teachers are estimated to impact at least 6,850 Illinois students in 2013.

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 sessions will feature:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
· Maria B. Thompson, Director, Innovation Strategy, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
· Michael Davis, Interim Vice President, Wilbur Wright College
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
· Shawn F. Bairstow, Ph.D., Research Scientist II, Medical Products: Pharmaceutical Development, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
· Philipp Heck, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Head of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, The Field Museum
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
Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)
Maureen Palmer
Joann DiGennaro