STEM Teacher Professional Enrichment Session in NOVA

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Phone:  703-448-9062 ext. 236


Technology in Science and Engineering to Strengthen Science Teaching

Middle and high school STEM teachers are invited to attend this interactive, cost-free workshop with STEM professionals to explore how technology has shaped science and engineering for the 21st Century

McLean, VA – June 20, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Commonwealth of Virginia, WestRock Foundation, Micron Foundation, Van Metre Companies, and Vulcan Materials will sponsor the Exploring the “T” in STEM: Impacts of Technology on Science and Engineering professional enrichment workshop for middle and high school teachers on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. This cost-free workshop will be held at the Courtyard Tysons Corner, located at 1960 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, VA from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is for STEM teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science and technology in their classroom.

Presentation topics will focus on Advances in Technology for Biological Research, Technology Impact on Engineering Design, and Cybersecurity, Technology and the Internet of Things. The event will focus on how technology has expanded opportunities for research and development, increased productivity, engineering design, and experimental processes, and how students can best be prepared to tackle the challenges that lie ahead in these fields. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge research across the globe, explore hands-on activities that can be taken back to the classroom, discover ways to connect technology to the classroom to excite students to STEM fields and careers, and network with STEM professionals and fellow teachers from the Northern Virginia area.

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.

CEE's exploring  the "T" in  STEM workshop in Tysons will feature:

  • Sean Kanuck, Cybersecurity Consultant, Former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues
  • Misha Nikulin, IS&T Manager, Emerging Technology, Information Systems & Technology, Bechtel
  • David Stern, Ph.D., Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Padhu Seshaiyer, Ph.D., Department of Mathematical Sciences, Director, STEM Accelerator Program, College of Science, George Mason University

The workshop speakers will discuss how technology has impacted their field 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, 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,

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