CEE Hosts Bite of Science Dinner Event in Houston to Strengthen Science Teaching

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Maureen Palmer, Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 703-448-9062 ext. 224



CEE Hosts Bite of Science Dinner Event in Houston to Strengthen Science Teaching

McLean, VA – February 6, 2014 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) will host a Bite of Science professional development session, cost-free, for high school teachers at Rice University in the Space Science and Technology Building on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for science teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom.

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. This Bite of Science professional development opportunity for teachers is estimated to impact at least 3,400 Houston area students. The two Houston sessions in 2013 impacted over 4,500 students.

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 session in Houston, TX will feature:
  • Ms. Beatrice Parker, Geophysicist, Geophysical Reservoir Surveillance Team, Energy Technology Company, Chevron Corporation
  • Dr. Jason Sakamoto, Assistant Member, Interim Co-Chair, Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute

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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