CEE, Amgen, and Edison International Sponsor Two Bite of Science Dinner Events to Strengthen Science Teaching

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THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SPONSORS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

CEE, Amgen, and Edison International Sponsor Two Bite of Science Dinner Events to
Strengthen Science Teaching

McLean, VA – January 23, 2014 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), Amgen, and Edison International will sponsor two Bite of Science sessions for high school teachers in Los Angeles, California. Science teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom are invited to participate.

Bite of Science dates and locations include:
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at the California Science Center, Kresa Educator Resource Hall in the Wallis Annenberg Building
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -8:00 at the California Science Center, Kresa Educator Resource Hall in the Wallis Annenberg Building

The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program is to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It focuses on best practices and resources, as well as exposure to the breadth and depth of scientific discovery often not available to rural and urban high school teachers and their students. The Bite of Science professional development opportunities for teachers are estimated to impact at least 8,220 California students in 2014.

The Teacher Enrichment Program will provide content and information for teachers to engage students to pursue careers in science and technology.

CEE’s Bite of Science sessions will feature:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Dave Anderson, Aquaculture Product Manager, OriginOil
  • David Krantz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor in Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Sam Waldman, Ph.D., SpaceX
  • Leslie J. Raffel, M.D., Associate Director and Cedars-Sinai Site Director, UCLA Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Clinical Director, Medical Genetics Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The Bite of Science speakers will discuss their work and relate it back to the classroom for the teachers.

The goals of the Teacher Enrichment Program are to:
  • Provide teachers with enhanced professional development
  • 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
  • Inform teachers so they have a better understanding of research and development
  • Allow teachers the opportunity to network with their peers

Contact , Ph.D., Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, to attend 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: , Ph.D., 703-448-9062

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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