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Battelle Works on Education Program

Battelle will work collaboratively with the public-private partnership announced by the White House to strengthen the nations competitiveness through increasing the scale and scope of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

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Battelle will work collaboratively with the public-private partnership announced by the White House to strengthen the nation’s competitiveness through increasing the scale and scope of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

An announcement released by the White House today pointed out that Battelle has signed on as a “core partner” in the initiative being led by former CEO and Chairman Craig Barrett of Intel Corporation; Chairman, President and CEO Glenn Britt of Time Warner Cable; CEO Ursula Burns of Xerox Corporation; Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez of Eastman Kodak Company; and Sally Ride, CEO of Sally Ride Science and the first American woman in space; in conjunction with Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Richard Rosen, Battelle’s VP of Education and Corporate Philanthropy, attended the event.

“Battelle looks forward to working with other leading organizations to advance STEM education nationally,” says Jeffrey Wadsworth, president and CEO of Battelle. “The foundation of critical thinking skills enabled through STEM education is fundamental regardless of the career field chosen by students. As a global research and development leader, STEM is part of Battelle’s DNA.”

Battelle has strong roots in STEM education. In August 2006, Battelle helped launch Ohio’s first STEM-based school, Metro Early College High School, on the campus of The Ohio State Univ. For the past two years, Battelle has managed the Ohio STEM Learning Network, a public/private partnership designed to foster and spread meaningful and sustainable innovations that change the way education looks and works. It has mobilized the support of 47 institutions of higher education, 81 public school districts, and more than 300 unique business and community partners. This fall, Battelle applied lessons learned from Metro High School to launch Delta High School in Richland, Wash.

Battelle conducts more than $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science and math education.

Source: Battelle