RSI Students Launch COVID-19 Test Site Locator Website

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McLean, VA (May 18, 2020) – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is proud to announce that CEE’s 2020 Research Science Institute (RSI) students have developed a new website to help people to locate a public COVID-19 testing site.

High school juniors Kenneth Choi, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, Connecticut;Yoland Gao, Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia; John Lin, Boston Latin School, Boston, Massachusetts; and Shruthi Ravichandran, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, helped make the website a reality along with a team of 30 other RSI students who provided data gathering and language translation assistance.

“I am so proud of these RSI students for developing this website,” said Joann P. DiGennaro, CEE President. “What a tremendous service they have provided to help people find testing centers. This is yet another example of the impact the Center has in fostering excellence in STEM.”

COVID-19 Test Site Locator

The “COVID-19 Test Site Locator” website allows individuals in the U.S. to search for testing sites by address and zip code. Visit

About the Research Science Institute
For the past 36 years, RSI has provided students with the opportunity to conduct original, cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art university laboratories, hospitals and corporate research facilities in Boston and Cambridge, MA. The heart of RSI is the five-week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. RSI is cost-free for students to attend. Students reside on campus at MIT during the program.

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 Biolympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information, visit CEE’s web site,

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