The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program helps to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It focuses on best practices and resources, as well as exposure to the breadth and depth of scientific discovery often not available to rural and urban high school teachers and their students. The Bite of Science professional development opportunities for teachers is estimated to impact at least 9,375 Indiana students in 2012.
The Teacher Enrichment Program will provide content and information to teachers so they can engage students to become interested in pursuing STEM careers.
“Pasquale Trucking Company is pleased to support the Teacher Enrichment Program Bite of Science dinner which is an amazing opportunity for teachers in the State of Indiana to be exposed to the breadth of scientific discovery in the community,” said Thomas A. Pasquale, President of Pasquale Trucking Company, Inc. “Teachers through the Teacher Enrichment Program will be given the opportunity to motivate and encourage hundreds of students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to be the future leaders of this nation.”
CEE will feature Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Associate Professor Biology at Manchester University; Ms. Casey McMurtrie, Quality Assurance and Laboratory Manager of The Anderson Clymers Ethanol LLC; and Ms. Heather Nacke, Industrial Engineering Manager, Chrysler Kokomo Transmission Plant. They will discuss their work and relate it back to the classroom.
The goals of the Teacher Enrichment Program are to:
• Provide teachers with enhanced professional development
• Furnish the opportunity for teachers to ask questions and to interact directly with scientists and engineers
• Foster excitement in teachers to create an interest for students in STEM fields
• Inform teachers so they have a better understanding of research and development
• Allow teachers the opportunity to network with their peers
Contact Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend 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, www.cee.org