U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Becomes Honorary Member of the Center for Excellence in Education’s Board of Trustees

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Becomes Honorary Member of the
Center for Excellence in Education’s Board of Trustees

McLean, Virginia –January 31, 2013 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is pleased to announce that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (FL) has joined the CEE Board of Trustees.  He replaces Sen. Joseph Lieberman (CT), retired member of Congress.

“The Center is honored and privileged to have Senator Nelson, an outstanding Member of Congress, become an Honorary Member of CEE’s Board of Trustees,” said Joann DiGennaro, CEE President.  “CEE looks forward to his expertise.”

Senator Nelson serves on the Senate Commerce, Armed Services, Budget, and Finance committees.  He is the Chairman of the Aging Committee and is recognized as a leading congressional expert on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  In 1986, Nelson spent six days orbiting the Earth aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

“I look forward to working with the Center to ensure U.S. students remain competitive with the rest of the world in science, math and engineering,” said Nelson.

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), the U.S. Physics Team, and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). All of the Center’s programs are designed to assure U.S. innovation and competitiveness.  CEE, through its programs, encourages collaboration between and among leaders in the global community.

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