Bite of Science

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This exciting, cost free dinner event brings together 30 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
All Bite of Science sessions have been conducted for the 2014-2015 school year.
Fall 2015 cities and dates will be posted early summer!
Spring 2015
Sponsored by Amgen Foundation, Gencorp Foundation, and Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Los Angeles - January 27th
DeVry University Alhambra Campus
Mark Castruita, Principal Design Engineer at Broadcom
Dave Doody, Cassini Realtime Flight Operations Lead at NASA JPL
Hosted by DeVry Education Group
Los Angeles - January 28th
Anthony Magee, Director, STEM Education Outreach & Veronica Garcia, Staff Engineer, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Dr. Elissa Hallem, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Dept, UCLA
Hosted by UCLA Brain Research Institute
San Diego - January 29th
UC San Diego
Dr. Joanna Stella Asprer, Life Sciences Solutions Group at ThermoFisher Scientific
Dr. Scott Riffkin, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, UCSD
Hosted by CA Space Grant Consortium
Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation
Fort Myers - March 11th
Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. MIchael Savarese, Professor of Marine Science and Director of Graduate Studies, FGCU
Dr. Mitch Ruzek, STEM Program Director, Algenol
Hosted by FGCU College of Education
Orlando - March 12th
DeVry University Millenia Campus
Alyssa Tanaka, Research Scientist, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
Lindsay Mullen & Alan Skaggs, Mechanical Engineers, The Walt Disney Company
Hosted by DeVry Education Group
Houston - February 25th
UT Health Center
Dr. Cameron B. Jeter, Assistant Professor, Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, UT Health Science Center at Houston
Dr. Ian Fialho, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
Hosted by UT Health Science Center
San Antonio - February 26th
Holmes High School
Dr. Heather J. ShipleyInterim Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UT San Antonio
Jason Garza, Product Review/Liaison Engineer, The Boeing Company
Hosted by Northside ISD
Sponsored by Capital One Financial Corp, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation,
ExxonMobil, MeadWestvaco Foundation
Manassas - February 12th
GMU PW Campus
Dr. Monique Van Hoek, Associate Professor, NCBID, George Mason University
Ogechi Okpechi, P.E., Water Solutions Group, CH2M HILL
Hosted by GMU College of Science
Roanoke - March 26th
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Rasmus Rune Hansen, Senior Department Manager of R&D at Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.
Dr. Debbie Kelly, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Hosted by Jefferson College of Health Sciences
CEE actively seeks session speakers, sponsors and hosts for Bite of Science and Teacher Roundtable events. To participate as a speaker, or to sponsor or host a session, please contact:
Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D.
Director, Teacher Enrichment Program
 or (703) 448-9062 ext. 222
** Click Here for a list of past Bite of Science Session Cities and Participants **