CEE and Gen-Probe Host Bite of Science Dinner Event to Strengthen Science Teaching

Teachers will have the opportunity to hear Drs. Rohr and Woolf speak about cutting edge research areas, view a laboratory demonstration if possible, and find out how to connect the research to the high school classroom and laboratory.
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Feb. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and Gen-Probe will host a Bite of Science dinner event, cost-free, for high school teachers at the San Diego County Department of Education located at 6401 Linda Vista Road in San Diego, CA. The event is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Science teachers who wish to broaden their perspective of science in their classroom are invited to participate.  

The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program is 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 10,275 California students in 2013.

The Teacher Enrichment Program will provide content and information for teachers to engage students to pursue careers in science and technology.  

“I commend the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) for its dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, “said Congresswoman Susan Davis, 53rd District of California.  “As a member of Congress who serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee and a Member of CEE’s Board of Trustees, I share your commitment to improving STEM education and providing our teachers and students with the tools they need to succeed.”

CEE’s Bite of Science will feature:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

·       Dr. James Rohr, Research Physicist-Hydrodynamics, STEM Outreach Coordinator, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

·       Dr. Lawrence Woolf, Materials Physicist and Engineering Manager, Reconnaissance Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Drs. Rohr and Woolf will discuss their work and relate it back to the classroom for the teachers.

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, Ph.D., Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, at nschuh@cee.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

Sources:  Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer, Ph.D., 703-448-9062 nschuh@cee.org          

Related websites:

Center for Excellence in Education: http://www.cee.org/

Teacher Enrichment Program: http://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program-tep

Research Science Institute: http://www.cee.org/research-science-institute

USA Biology Olympiad: http://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo
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