The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) has contributed to the scientific leadership of this country since its founding in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy and civilian uses of nuclear power, and Joann DiGennaro, CEE’s President. Together, they recognized that nurturing young scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science and technology was an essential investment in our national and global future. CEE recruits the most intellectually gifted and
talented students and nurtures them through exceptionally designed programs to new academic heights to become tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. CEE is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that provides cost-free programs to its students through collaborations with educational institutions, private foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals who share a commitment to educational excellence and leadership.  

With 30 years of experience, the Center has developed the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). CEE’s programs are unique and are offered cost-free to all students and teachers selected to participate.