Who is CEE?



CEE’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 international collaboration among leaders in the global community.

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) has contributed to the scientific leadership of this country since its founding in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy and civilian uses of nuclear power, and Joann DiGennaro, CEE’s President.  Together, they recognized that nurturing young scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science and technology was an essential investment in our national and global future.

CEE is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that provides cost-free programs to its students through collaborations with educational institutions, private foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals who share a commitment to educational excellence and leadership.

With 33 years of experience, the Center has developed the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP).  CEE also sponsores the Research Science Initiative (RSI) with Tsinghua University in China, as well as the Saudi Aramco Research Science Initiative (SARSI) for girls at the University of Damman in Saudi Arabia.

For more information about the Center for Excellence in Education, please visit www.cee.org.