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March 04, 2010 15:28 ET

Battelle Highlights STEM Work to House Committee Panel

Battelle Education Business Leader Available for Interviews

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) - Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth testified at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology hearing, "Reforming K-12 STEM Education," today in Washington D.C. Dr. Wadsworth described Battelle's history in STEM education, STEM fundamentals and Battelle's involvement in STEM initiatives and partnerships at the state, local and national levels. Dr. Wadsworth also described working with other businesses to promote and improve STEM education. On the panel with Dr. Wadsworth were the following: Dr. Jim Simons, Founder and Chairman of Math for America; Ellen Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History; and Dr. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University.

Dr. Wadsworth testified that Battelle has been focused on STEM education since 2001 and in the last three years has built a STEM learning network in Ohio that now has 10 STEM platform schools and 26 K-8 STEM programs of excellence. More than $100 million has been invested by public and private partners directly impacting 3,100 primary and secondary students while building STEM education platforms that are accessible to more than 100,000 students and 1,000 teachers.

Rich Rosen, who leads Battelle's Education business, is available for interviews beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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