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Battelle has been announced as one of eight finalists in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Opioid Detection Challenge.

The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) has recognized the four winners of the “STEM Excellence Awards.” These awards recognize outstanding teachers, school leaders, or education advocates who advance quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Ohio.

As the American West gears up for another potentially devastating fire season, a new study from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) NEON program and the University of Colorado–Boulder, in partnership with BB-FLUX, attempts to answer critical questions about the relationships between ecosystems, climate and fire activity.

Battelle’s Principal Research Scientist and Biologist Vivian Smith has been named the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Billy Richardson Young NBC Researcher Award.

Corrosion of equipment can be a costly problem for the military, and with a recent five-year, $50 million task order, Battelle will continue to help the United States Marine Corps with its Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) program.

Battelle has hired Sanjeeth M. Pai, who brings more than 20 years of experience in global healthcare, to lead its health research and technology business. He will serve as Vice President and General Manager where he will oversee nearly 1,000 employees in the $250 million business.

Battelle has funded a new portfolio of 19 different out-of-classroom education programs that build skill in Central Ohio students.

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects—just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand again using his thoughts. Now, the government’s forward-thinking Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to a Battelle-led team that pushes researchers into the realm of what was once considered science fiction.

Ohio students from 25 schools presented their prototypes and plans to improve access to healthy food for an audience of leaders in agriculture and STEM education at Battelle today. The students presented to representatives of the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Corn and Wheat, the Ohio Soybean Council, Battelle and the Office of Lt. Governor Jon Husted.

Fourteen new schools from around the state of Ohio joined the Ohio STEM Learning Network today. The Ohio STEM Committee met to review applications for state designation as an Ohio STEM school. The committee is a panel of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders.

Wesley Pirkle, a senior research scientist at Battelle, has been named Inventor of the Year for his significant contributions to several key security programs. Ron Townsend, executive vice president for laboratory operations, was given the CEO Award to honor his leadership of Battelle’s business of managing national laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security for 10 years. He capped off 2018 by leading Battelle’s successful win of the largest national lab contract award in its organization’s history—Los Alamos National Lab.

Dr. Justin Sanchez, a noted expert in neurotechnology and Director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA, will join Battelle as a Technical Fellow, a prestigious position where he will guide Battelle’s life sciences research business. Battelle is the world’s largest independent research and development organization and has a rich history of scientific innovation for nearly 90 years.

Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced that it is the first to implement Battelle’s ThreatSEQTM web service DNA screening platform for the detection and characterization of sequences of concern in genomic data, supplementing its internal biosecurity efforts.

Battelle is bringing its expertise to bear in a project that is one step closer to helping protect people during incidents of chemical and biological threats.

The National Science Foundation funded the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, managed by Battelle, with the intent of generating ecological data for researchers across a wide variety of study areas.

While Ebola might not be in the news at the level it was in 2014, it is still a significant health issue in Africa. In fact, the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is actively ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now.

When 2018 drew to a close, a group of early-career ecologists became part of history by contributing to the establishment of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that will be collecting ecological data for 30 years, essentially taking the pulse of the continent.

A recent contract win will continue Battelle’s work to determine if some chemical compounds negatively impact the endocrine system.

Battelle has the first laboratory in the United States to receive National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program accreditation for testing of a specific suite of important chemicals.

The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) has selected Dr. George W. Korch, Jr. as the new lab director for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC).

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Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
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Email: delaneyk@battelle.org 


T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
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Email: masseytr@battelle.org