Bite of Science

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This exciting, cost free dinner event brings together 25 high school STEM teachers with leading scientists and/or engineers from industry, academia, or government. Teachers have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research and innovation, find out how to connect the research to the high school classroom, and discover ways to inspire and guide their students toward academic opportunities and STEM careers.  Attendees ask questions, network with peers, and interface with the scientist and/or engineer during the informal dinner. Presentation material and videos, as well as supplementary resources related to Bite of Science session topics, are posted on the TEP Lab Bench following all sessions.

Fall 2014 Bite of Science Sessions

Online Registration now available!  Click on your State to be taken to the online form.

All sessions are conducted from 5:00-8:00pm

Maryland Virginia South Carolina

September 10th - Baltimore

@ Towson University Inner Harbor

Jonathan Rios-Doria, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Oncology Research
James Saunders, Ph.D.
Retired Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences and
Dept. of Chemistry
Towson University
Hosted by Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

October 1st - Richmond

@ Science Museum of Virginia

Laurel Rodini
Manufacturing Technology Engineer
Kevlar Polymer
James Vonesh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hosted by Science Museum of Virgina

October 20th - Clemson

@ Clemson University

David A. Ladner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University
Mclain Hubbard
Nuclear Engineer
Brad Medlin
Duke Energy

November 5th - College Park

@ University of Maryland

John Patterson, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Engineer
HF DataLink
Information Management Services
Rockwell Collins
Hosted by University of Maryland Department of Anthropology

October 2nd - Norfolk

@ Norfolk State University
Patrick Ryan
Manager Engineering,
Augmented Reality
Newport News Shipbuilding
Messaoud Bahoura, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Engineering and Center for Materials Research
Norfolk State University
Co-sponsored with VA Space Grant Consortium

October 23rd - Sumter

@ Crestwood High School

John J. Lavigne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of South Carolina
Continental Tire Sumter Plant
Hosted by Sumter School District

October 8th - Fairfax

@ George Mason University

Claudette Davis, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
George Mason University
Tim Nuhfer
Aerospace Structures Engineer
Aurora Flight Sciences
Hosted by GMU College of Science



Spring 2015 Bite of Science Sessions





January  27-29

Los Angeles
San Diego

February 23-26

San Antonio

March 10-12

Fort Myers




To receive more information about the sessions or to participate as a speaker, please contact:

Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D
Director, Teacher Enrichment Program
or (703) 448-9062 ext. 222


Past Bite of Science Sessions

Visit the TEP Lab Bench for information on the session speakers and to watch their presentations! 


  • February 26, 2013 - Los Angeles:  Featured a Huntington's Disease Researcher from UCLA and a Calibration Engineer from Baxter Bioscience.     Sponsored by Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • February 27, 2013 - Los Angeles:  Featured a Bio-Manufacturing Scientist from Baxter Bioscience and a NASA Consultant from Pasadena City College.     Sponsored by Ralph M. Parsons Foundation 
  •  February 28, 2013 - San Diego:  Featured a Hydrologist from SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific and a Materials Physicist from General Atomics.        Sponsored by Gen-Probe Inc. & Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)  
  • January 28, 2014 – Los Angeles:  Featured an Aquaculture Biologist from OriginOil and a Neuroscientist from UCLA.   Sponsored by AMGEN Foundation and Edison International 
  • January 29, 2014 – Los Angeles: Featured a Genetics Researcher from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Physicist from SpaceX       Sponsored by AMGEN Foundation and Edison International 
  • January 30, 2014 - San Diego: Featured a Cardiologist from UCSD and a Physicist from General Atomics      Sponsored by AMGEN Foundation and CA Space Grant Consortium 


  • March 3, 2014 – Melbourne: Featured an Aerospace Systems Manager from Northrop Grumman Corporation and an Engineering Manager from Harris Corporation     Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation
  • March 4, 2014 - Fort Myers: Featured an Astrophysicist from Florida Gulf Coast University and an Environmental Engineer from Conestoga-Rovers and Associates     Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation and FGCU College of Education
  • March 5, 2014 – Orlando:   Featured an Aerospace Engineer from the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division and an Oncologist from  UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando      Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation


  • October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, Greater Chicago:  Featured a Principal Scientist from Astellas Pharma and a Research Meteorologist from Argonne National Laboratory
  • November 5, 2013 - Chicago: Featured a Chemist from Wilbur Wright College and an Innovator/Inventor from Motorola Solutions.     Sponsored by The DeVry Foundation and Westinghouse Electric Company, Hosted by Roosevelt University
  • November 6, 2013 - Chicago: Featured a Cosmochemist from The Field Museum and a Research Scientist from Baxter Healthcare Corporation       Sponsored by The DeVry Foundation and Westinghouse Electric Company, Hosted by Roosevelt University


  • September 25, 2012 - Logansport:  Featured a Lab Manager from Andersons Clymers Ethanol, an Industrial Engineer from Chrysler's  Kokomo Transmission Plant, and a Biologist from Manchester University      Sponsored by Pasquale Trucking Company
  • September 26, 2012 - West Lafayette:  Featured an Industrial Engineer and Biologist from Purdue University
  • September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis:  Featured a Biologist from Ball State University and a Botanist/Plant Ecologist from Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • September 10, 2013 - Crane: Featured a Materials Scientist from NSWC Crane and an Engineer from STIMULUS Engineering     Hosted by NSWC-Crane
  • September 11, 2013 - Kokomo: Featured a Molecular Ecologist from IU-Kokomo and an Engineer from Chrysler Group's Kokomo Tranmission      Hosted by IU-Kokomo Schools of Science and Education
  • September 12, 2013 - Indianapolis: Featured an Analytical/Physical Chemist from Ball State University and a Materials Engineer from Rolls-Royce Corporation


  • March 18, 2013 - Houston:  Featured a Naval Engineer from McDermott International, an Operations Manager from ExxonMobil, and an Engineer from NASA Johnson Space Center.     Sponsored by KBR
  • March 19, 2013 - Houston:  Featured a Geophycist from Hess Corporation, Pediatric Otolaryngologist from UT Medical Center, and a Petroleum Engineer from Aramco Services Company.     Sponsored by KBR
  • March 21, 2013 - San Antonio:  Featured a Geologist from the South Texas Geological Society and a Nanotechnology Researcher from Southwest Research Institute.    Sponsored by KBR
  • February 12, 2014 – Houston: Featured a Geologist from Chevron Corporation and a Nanomedicine Researcher from Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • February 13, 2014 - San Antonio:  Featured a Physicist from Trinity University and a Chemist from Southwest Research Institute


  • September 18, 2012 - Manassas:  Featured an Engineer from Micron Technology and a Biologist from George Mason University          Sponsored by the Micron Foundation
  • October 23, 2012 - Richmond:  Featured a Mining Engineer from  Evans Energy and an R&D Scientist from MeadWestvaco          Sponsored by Capital One
  • November 13, 2012 - Norfolk:  Featured a Physics Professor from Tidewater Community College, a Scientist from WR Systems, and an Engineer from Lockheed Martin      Co-sponsored with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium
  • October 8, 2013 - Fairfax: Featured an Astrobiologist from George Mason University and a Knowledge Management Principal from The MITRE Corporation      Sponsored by ExxonMobil, Hosted by GMU College of Science
  • October 9, 2013 - Richmond: Featured an Immunologist from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Electrical Engineer from Dominion Virginia Power     Sponsored by Capital One, ExxonMobil, and MeadWestVaco
  • October 10, 2013 - Hampton: Featured a Geophysicist from National Institute of Aerospace and a Test Engineer from Newport News Shipbuilding      Co-Sponsored with Virginia Space Grant Consortium
  • February 25, 2014 – Roanoke: Featured a Brain Researcher from VT Carilion Research Institute and a Research Engineer from Luna Innovations      Sponsored by Apollo Education Group, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil 
  • March 26, 2014 – Manassas: Featured a Software Engineer from Lockheed Martin and HIV Researcher from George Mason University       Sponsored by Apollo Education Group, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil 



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