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Battelle's Rich Rosen Appointed to National Governors Association STEM Committee

Posted on Nov 23, 2010


COLUMBUS, OH., 23 November, 2010—Rich Rosen, Battelle’s Vice President of Education and Philanthropy, has been appointed to the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Advisory Committee. The 19-person committee, filled with leading education experts from around the United States, is tasked with helping the nation’s governors develop comprehensive STEM agendas in their states.

Rosen has expertise in the field as Battelle’s lead on education initiatives. He helped found Metro Early College High School (Metro) in Columbus, which became the model STEM high school upon which others around the state are based. Rosen also is the executive director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN). The OSLN built upon the design principles of Metro to connect a network of 10 STEM schools in Ohio. Several states across the nation – including New York, North Carolina and Tennessee that were awarded national Race to the Top grants – are adopting the STEM network model to enhance local education reform efforts.

As a member of the committee, Rosen will work with the NGA to offer expertise to governors while they construct a state-level policy framework for the newly expanded STEM agenda. Advisory Committee members will serve two-year terms and advise on subjects such as education, policy, business and STEM content areas.

“As STEM education continues to gain momentum in America, having a committee like this one is integral to ensure the right policy levers are in place to prepare students for success,” said Rosen. “For our nation to compete, we must have meaningful and project-based STEM education initiatives in our classrooms that make the connection for students between the classroom and real-life experiences. I’m confident this committee will bring new insight to the national STEM discussion.”

The committee will guide the expansion of the NGA Center STEM agenda to include both K-12 and higher education; provide a series of recommendations for building and advancing comprehensive STEM education agendas; and support the development of a national STEM meeting that the NGA Center will host in fall 2011. 

Others named to the Advisory Committee include:

- Mark Anderson, state lead ARRA coordinator, Hawaii Department of Budget and   
- Susan Bodary, principal, Education First Consulting 
- Carlos Contreras, U.S. education director, Intel 
- Emily DeRocco, president, Manufacturers Institute, National Association of 
- Susan Elrod, executive director, Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American 
  Colleges and Universities 
- Gary Hoachlander, president, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and 
- Karen Klinzing, deputy commissioner of education, Minnesota Department of 
- Rebecca Lucore, manager, Community Affairs, and executive director, Bayer USA 
  Foundation Bayer Corporation 
- Jan Morrison, executive director, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM 
- Charles Nash, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, The University 
  of Alabama System 
- Stephen L. Pruitt, Ph.D., vice president for content, Research and Development, 
- Anthony “Bud” Rock, chief executive officer, Association of Science-Technology 
- Linda Rosen, chief executive officer, Change the Equation 
- Cary Sneider, Ph.D., associate research professor, Portland State University Center 
  for Science Education 
- Yvonne Spicer, Ed.D., vice president, National Center for Technological Literacy, 
  Museum of Science Boston 
- Richard (Rick) Stephens, senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration, 
  The Boeing Company 
- Uri Treisman, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and public affairs, executive director, 
  Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin 
- Helen Quinn, Ph.D., chair, Board on Science Education, Center for Education, 
  National Research Council                    

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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