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Battelle has received a five-year, $89.6 million task order contract to conduct human performance research and engineering for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) 711th Human Performance Wing.

The Battelle National Biodefense Institute and Frederick County Public Schools today announced the recipients of $50,000 in teacher challenge grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Battelle will begin transforming Toyota’s Land Cruiser 200 series standard SUVs into specialized armored vehicles for the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) under a new contract award.

National security interests are simultaneously threatened and enhanced by the rapid pace of technology transformation, such as in the realm of emerging or re-emerging diseases. For instance, new peer-reviewed research publications in PubMed, a repository of abstracts in biomedical literature, has grown from under 500,000 annually in 1999 to just over 1.2 million annually in 2019. Analysts have a monumental task to monitor the increasingly large and complex landscape of scientific communication to identify and respond to emerging threats and opportunities. Failure to do so could lead to critical national security gaps, as pandemics have the potential to weaken societies, political systems, and economies simultaneously.

Metro Schools, founded in 2006 by Battelle and The Ohio State University, was granted state funding today to renovate the historic former Indianola Middle School to expand the school’s high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused education.

Battelle and its team of partners have successfully concluded the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) research associated with the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), paving the way forward for commercial deployment.

A portfolio of 14 high-quality STEM education programs funded by Battelle is intended to reach more than over 25,000 Central Ohio students during the next year.

Battelle has been selected to manage the logistics of administering COVID-19 tests for millions of Americans in 16 states through the U.S. Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Midwest Expanded Testing Coordination Hub, the Department of Defense announced May 26.

Damage from the COVID-19 pandemic has been amplified by the accompanying “infodemic” of false and misleading online information. To date, most efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 misinformation have been largely unsuccessful as they retroactively attempt to correct false narratives only after they have extensively spread online. A new collaborative effort between Battelle, the Ohio State University, and Northwestern University, sponsored by a $1 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), aims to address this problem by assessing the risk of COVID-19 misinformation in near real time.

Battelle and Catahoula Resources (“Catahoula”) will jointly develop solutions for the capture, transport and sequestration of carbon dioxide produced at ethanol facilities in Nebraska.

Battelle is partnering with The Ohio State University and Metro Schools to remake an empty school building and give local children a focused STEM education.

Battelle announced today that it is launching a new company that will focus on the research and development of next generation therapies such as cell and gene therapies (CGT). AmplifyBio will operate on its own 30-acre dedicated footprint within Battelle’s West Jefferson, Ohio campus. The new company has the backing of Battelle and several outside investors with extensive experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical markets.

Battelle Research Scientist and Microbiologist Sydney Corkran is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Billy Richardson Young NBC Researcher Award.

Battelle is expanding its long-standing commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion within Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers by investing $200,000 over two years to provide students from Bowie State University and Morgan State University research opportunities as they progress from the classroom to employment. It is the first phase of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Consortium, a Battelle program established to build meaningful, long-term collaborative relationships with the country’s leading HBCUs.

A $275,000 grant from Battelle to the PAST Foundation will provide summer camps free of charge to high-needs students and will continue a Battelle Teaching Fellowship in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to help teachers learn deeper strategies for teaching STEM.

Battelle recently has developed a microneutralization assay, which uses live SARS-CoV-2 virus to analyze the neutralizing response against the virus in human serum samples. The assay is particularly useful for testing samples from vaccine clinical trials.

Battelle research shows that analyzing wastewater for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 can pinpoint specific neighborhoods that are hotspots for viral outbreaks.

Battelle announced today that Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, current president of Howard University and the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery, has been elected to the Battelle Board of Directors. Initially, he will serve in an advisory role and become a full voting member in 2022. Frederick was appointed the seventeenth president of Howard University in 2014 and has been responsible for advancing the university’s commitment to student opportunity, academic innovation, public service, and fiscal stability. He has overseen a series of reform efforts, including the expansion of academic offerings, establishing innovative programs to support student success and the modernization of university facilities.

Battelle, the world’s largest independent private R&D organization, announced today that it is in discussions to provide Cascade Environmental with a patented process (International Patent US10,907,143 B2) for the use of encapsulated enzymes to remediate recalcitrant pollutants.

he Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) team has received a Notice to Proceed with Transition after it was selected by the Department of Energy in December to manage one of the country’s premier environmental, energy, and national security research facilities—the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).

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