Contact: Maureen Palmer
Phone: 703-448-9062 x 222
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CEE Provides Expertise to Chinese Parents
Getting Students to Excel at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
McLean, VA– March 13, 2012 - The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), along with the Hope Chinese School, is hosting an event on Thursday, March 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marco Polo Restaurant in Vienna, VA. This is a free event for Chinese parents that will focus on academic enrichment programs for students who aspire to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
Joann DiGennaro, CEE President, will review the Center’s programs which include the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). Maite Ballestero, Vice President of CEE, will provide information to inform parents about national programs for exceptional middle school and high school students. Louise Epstein, CEE Education Policy Liaison and former President of the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology PTSA, will discuss how parents can nurture gifted and talented students in Fairfax County.
Dr. Michael Jing, Executive Vice President, Biomedical Services Division, CyberData will provide commentary. A special guest appearance will be made by Jane Zhang, Chief Strategy Officer, Circle Pleasure Corporation, from Shanghai, China, who supports Chinese students at CEE’s Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Parents may contact Jackie Ortiz at Jackie Ortiz or by calling 703-448-9062 to register for the event.
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)free of cost to all participants competitively selected to attend. For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site, www.cee.org