BITE OF SCIENCE FOR STEM TEACHERS IN HARRISONBURG, VA

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The Center for Excellence in Education Sponsors Teacher Training Program

“Bite of Science” Event Organized by Education Nonprofit to Strengthen Science Teaching

McLean, Va. – October 5, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) will sponsor a Bite of Science professional enrichment session, cost-free, for middle and high school teachers on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. This Bite of Science session, sponsored by Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Lockheed Martin, VanMetre Companies and Vulcan Materials, will be hosted by James Madison University in the East Campus Dining Hall, Montpelier Room, 1681 Carrier Dr. in Harrisonburg from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The dinner is for STEM teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom.

The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) is to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). TEP provides rural and urban underserved high school teachers the opportunity to connect with experts from industry and academia to explore cutting-edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for their students.

Bite of Science is designed to improve teachers’ ability to provide students a context of how science is applied in the real world and inspire students to pursue careers of excellence and leadership in STEM. This Bite of Science session for teachers is estimated to impact at least 3,400 students in Harrisonburg and surrounding communities.

CEE’s Bite of Science session in Harrisonburg will feature:

  • Kerry O. Cresawn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University
  • Daniel Michael, Engineer and Founder, Valley Engineering

The Bite of Science speakers will discuss their work and relate it back to the classroom for the teachers to inspire and guide students toward academic opportunities and STEM careers.

The goals of the Teacher Enrichment Program are to:

  • Provide teachers with professional enrichment opportunities
  • 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 through engagement with STEM professionals in and outside of the classroom
  • Inform teachers so they have a better understanding of research and development
  • Create awareness of the skills and knowledge needed for the 21st Century STEM worker
  • Allow teachers the opportunity to network with their peers

Contact , Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, to learn more about 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: , Director of Strategic Communications & Partnerships, 703-448-9062 ext. 229
   Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, 703-448-9062 ext. 222 


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

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