Melbourne to Host Bite of Science

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The Center for Excellence in Education and Edward T. Bedford Foundation Sponsor Teacher Training Program

Bite of Science Dinner Event to Strengthen Science Teaching

McLean, VA – March 23, 2017 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) with the Edward T. Bedford Foundation will sponsor a Bite of Science professional enrichment session, cost-free, for middle and high school teachers on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This Bite of Science session, hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology, will be held at the Florida Institute of Technology, Denius Student Center, in the Hartley Room, located at 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 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 teacher’s 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 4,100 students in Brevard and Indian River counties.

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

  • Daniel Clark, Senior Director of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Engineering, Rockwell Collins
  • William Greenleaf, Engineering Fellow, Rockwell Collins
  • George Maul, Ph.D., Professor of Oceanography, Ocean Engineering and Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology

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 (STEM), 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,

Sources:  Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, 703-448-9062 ext. 222 
  , Communications Manager, 703-448-9062 ext. 236

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