Bite of Science

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This exciting, cost free dinner event brings together 25 high school teachers with leading scientists and/or engineers from industry, academia, or government. Teachers have the opportunity to hear the scientist and/or engineer speak about a cutting edge research area, view a laboratory demonstration if possible, and find out how to connect the research to the high school classroom and laboratory. Attendees have the opportunity to 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.  Attendees also hear about CEE's student programming and other professional development opportunities for teachers through the Teacher Enrichment Program.

CEE Thanks Everyone Who Participated in a Spring 2014 Bite of Science Session in California, Florida, Texas, and Virginia!

Look for Fall 2014 sessions in Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia to be posted later this summer

California Texas Florida Virginia

January 28th - LA

@ California Science Center

  • Dave Anderson, Aquaculture Product Manager, OriginOil
  • David Krantz, M.D., Ph.D., Assoc. Prof in Residence, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA


Sponsored by AMGEN Foundation and Edison International

February 12th - Houston

@ Rice University

  • Beatrice Parker, Geophysicist, Chevron Corp.
  • Dr. Jason Sakamoto, Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute



March 3rd - Melbourne

@ Florida Institute of Technology

  • Pete Warren, Program Manager, Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Tom Wells, Senior Engineering Manager, Government Communication Systems, Harris Corporation


Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation

February 25th - Roanoke

@ Jefferson College of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Michael Friedlander, Director, VT Carilion Research Institiute
  • Emily Horrell, Research Engineer, Luna Innovations


Sponsored by Apollo Education Group, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil

January 29th - LA

@ California Science Center

  • Dr. Leslie J. Raffel, Assoc. Director, Common Diseases Genetics Prgm, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Dr. Sam Waldman, Physicist, SpaceX


Sponsored by AMGEN Foundation and Edison International


February 13th - San Antonio

@ Northside Actvity Center

  • Dr. Dennis Ugolini, Physics Professor, Trinity University
  • Dr. Mark Libardoni, Staff Scientist, Space Science and Engineering, Southwest Research Institute




March 4th - Fort Myers

@ Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Dr. Derek Buzasi, Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Dr. Richard Lewis, Environmental Engineer, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates


Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation and FGCU College of Education

March 26th - Manassas

@ GMU Prince William Campus

  • Tashika Hussey, Advanced Technical Leadership Program Sr., Net-Centric Integration & Demonstration (NCID), Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Dr. Yuntao Wu, Professor, NCBID, School of System Biology, George Mason University

Sponsored by Apollo Education Group, Capital One, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil

January 30th - San Diego

@ UCSD Jacobs Hall

  • Dr. Pam Taub, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD
  • Richard L. Lee, Chief Operator, DIII-D Tokamak Operations, General Atomics


Sponsored by AMGEN Foundation and CA Space Grant Consortium



March 5th - Orlando

@ DeVry University Campus

  • Sandra Velez, Aerospace Engineer, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Dr. Naren Ramakrishna, Director, Proton Therapy; Co-Director, Neuro/Pediatric Radiation Oncology; Brain and Spine Tumor Program, UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando

Sponsored by Edward T. Bedford Foundation



To receive more information, please contact:

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


Past Bite of Science Events (Fall 2012, Spring & Fall 2013)

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)  


  • 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


  • 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 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



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