"Coming from a small, remote high school, I learned what scientific research was all about for the first time at RSI. That experience has helped me throughout my career."
Daniel Lee, RSI 1985, Associate Professor,
School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania
"For the brightest students to be among their peers, learning about each other and about the wider world of science, mathematics and engineering, is a tremendously enriching experience. RSI is truly an investment in our scientific and technological future."
Amy Sillman, 84' RSI Research Scientist II, Consultant
"CEE is doing a wonderful service to both the nation and its students by providing the USABO. Not only are the competing students given a truly unique education experience, but the United States itself gains respect and admiration when we are able to do well.”
Bradford Hargreaves, 2003 USABO Finalist, Gold Medalist, IBO
"The USA Biology Olympiad, hosted by the Center for Excellence in education, is a testament to the dedication of our teachers, the drive of our students, and the commitment of our nation’s leaders to improving science education. At a time when America’s future in science and technology is in question, the Center’s support of the Biology Olympiad illustrates the potential inherent in American education."
Jason Wu -- 2006 USABO & IBO Medalists
"The expansion of TEP aligns with the goal of Governor McDonnell's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment and the 'Top Jobs' legislation to better align higher education and business leaders in increasing degree access for jobs of the future."
Governor Bob McDonnell, Commonwealth of Virginia
Excerpt from June 16, 2011 press release
Preparing for the Top Jobs of the 21st Century: The Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011