CEE Workshop Connects STEM Teachers to Industry

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The Center for Excellence in Education Holds Teacher Training Workshop

McLean, VA – July 10, 2019 – The Center for Excellence in Education’s (CEE) Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP) held a Teacher Conference for middle and high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers titled , “Engaging Students in STEM: Hands-On Learning and Real World Applications,” on June 24, 2019 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. It was hosted by Old Dominion University MonarchTeach Program.

Featured presenters were Kathy Hoverman, P.E., Senior Project Manager, KCI Technologies; Doug Himberger, Ph.D., President & Founder, DE Himberger Consulting; and Steven Fein, M.D., Oncologist, Baptist Health South Florida. Each presentation finished with a short hands-on activity, giving the teachers information and activities to share with their students. Nearly 6,000 students stood to gain from this knowledge. Information tables provided by National Institute of Aerospace and NASA eClips, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Healthcare Education Program and SPAWAR shared activities and resources available to teachers from their organization.

The workshop was supported by Amgen Foundation, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Commonwealth of Virginia, Lockheed Martin, Parker Hannifin, and Vulcan Materials. TEP supporters included Albemarle Corporation Foundation, CoServ Charitable Foundation, Edward T. Bedford Foundation, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Hologic, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Nordson Corporation.

“TEP connects rural and urban middle and high school teachers with experts from industry and academia to explore cutting-edge research and make meaningful professional links with direct benefits for their students,” said Joann DiGennaro, President of CEE. “The Center is pleased to host TEP in 12 states with private and public collaborations to build the U.S. workforce.”

Offering free teacher workshops like this enables TEP to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in STEM. TEP currently engages teachers in California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Companies and organizations interested in supporting this innovative program are encouraged to contact CEE.

About the Center for Excellence in Education
CEE 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, visit CEE’s Web site, https://www.cee.org 

Media Contacts: Tom Flavell, (703) 448-9062 ext. 237

Related websites:
Center for Excellence in Education: https://www.cee.org
Teacher Enrichment Program: https://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program
Research Science Institute: https://www.cee.org/research-science-institute
USA Biology Olympiad: https://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo


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