San Diego to Host Teacher Roundtable

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Teacher Roundtable Event to Strengthen Science Teaching and STEM Career Awareness

Education nonprofit presents a STEM Teacher Roundtable in San Diego, CA

McLean, Va. – February 16, 2017 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) with Genentech, Hologic, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Vulcan Materials will sponsor a STEM Teacher Roundtable professional enrichment event, cost-free, for middle and high school teachers on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. This Teacher Roundtable will be hosted by DeVry University at the DeVry University San Diego Campus, located at 2655 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 360, in San Diego. The Roundtable will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for STEM teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom and excite their students towards STEM careers and opportunities.

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 middle and 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.

STEM Teacher Roundtables are forums to connect industry, academic and government representatives with teachers to create awareness of STEM career fields, the job skills required for the 21st century STEM worker, and opportunities for their students to explore STEM subjects and career paths. Professional development opportunities for teachers to further their STEM content knowledge are also discussed.

“TEP STEM Teacher Roundtables have been well-received in California, Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. They have provided a unique opportunity for teachers to connect with local companies, organizations, and universities to broaden their perspective of science and engineering in the classroom and learn about the wide variety of STEM careers and opportunities available to their students,” says Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., Director of TEP.

CEE’s STEM Teacher Roundtable in San Diego, California will feature:

  • Katie Carlstrom, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Jim Marden, Principal Welding Engineer, BAE Systems Ship Repair
  • Lawrence Woolf, Ph.D., Technical Fellow, Manager, Materials Science Mission Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Katherine Kucharski, Aeronautical Systems Engineer, General Atomics
  • Chad Taylor, Professor & Chair, College of Business and Management and Engineering & Information Science, DeVry University

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

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