Virtual Event on Hacking Coronavirus

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Virtual Event on Hacking Coronavirus

McLean, VA (May 7, 2020) – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is hosting “Small Foundation, Big Achievements”, a 90-minute virtual panel discussion at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 14 on how science and technology are meeting the challenges of pandemics…present and future. The panel features distinguished alumni of CEE’s Research Science Institute, including:

  • Lauren Ancel Meyers (RSI ’90), Ph.D. 

Professor of Integrative Biology

The University of Texas at Austin

  • Ben Silbermann (RSI ’98)

Co- Founder and CEO of Pinterest

  • Patrick Tan (RSI ’86), M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS and Professor, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

  • Feng Zhang (RSI ’99), Ph.D.

Investigator, MIT McGovern Institute and pioneer of the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology 


Aaron Kesselheim (RSI ’91), M.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“I’m so proud of CEE’s Research Science Institute alumni, who personify CEE’s role in nurturing excellence in STEM research,” said CEE’s President Joann P. DiGennaro. “This event will provide viewers with informative and consequential facts, and expose the results of the Center’s STEM programs to nurture the next generation of global scholars.”

To register for this exclusive dialogue, go to

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,

Media Contact: Tom Flavell, (703) 448-9062 ext. 237

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