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Battelle researchers are working three new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projects to determine how long the virus that causes COVID-19 lives on a variety of surfaces and what available disinfecting products are effective.

Today, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) unveiled 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. Nominations for the 2020 awards opened in March.

At the 2020 ESA Virtual Meeting, NEON scientists will be joining and hosting virtual sessions to present their latest ecological developments and provide insights on new avenues of research that empower scientists to more capably address complex questions and pressing issues in ecology.

The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ (CCDS) passed both filtration efficiency and fit-related evaluations through 20 cycles for two different 3M respirators tested (models 1860 and 8210), with results published in 3M’s latest technical bulletin.

Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer announced today that Battelle is donating $1 million to the Washington State STEM Education Foundation to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Tri-Cities.

Battelle has directed philanthropic giving to the Columbus Urban League, Equal Justice Initiative and United Negro College Fund in the form of $100,000 gifts to each.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Battelle the Arctic Research Support and Logistics Services contract. On this 10-year, $260 million contract, Battelle and its partners will provide infrastructure and logistics support to academic researchers conducting NSF-funded studies in Alaska, Greenland, Canada and other Arctic areas.

In the first phase of a project to develop and disseminate science-based information about how materials can be handled to mitigate exposure to staff and visitors, scientists have found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is not detectable on five common library materials after three days.

A Battelle team of researchers will test wastewater in Toledo for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as other viral pathogens that will help pinpoint specific neighborhoods that are hotspots for viral outbreaks.

Ten new Ohio schools received STEM/STEAM School Designation. The Ohio STEM Committee approved applications for schools that implement best practices in STEM and STEAM education. STEM education encompasses a culture of inquiry, entrepreneurialism, problem solving, problem-based learning, and connections to the real-world. STEAM education expands this idea with a focus on the arts.

Battelle has honored Satya Chauhan as its Inventor of the Year and Kavitha Dasu as its most recent Emerging Scientist.

A team of United States Air Force Acquisition personnel got a close-up look at Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination System™ (CCDS) in Washington D.C. May 5.

Destined to become the first aircraft to attempt powered flight on another planet, NASA's Mars Helicopter officially has received a new name: Ingenuity.

The lack of sensation that accompanies paralysis is an additional burden that has, until now, been a problem that science has not been able to remedy. For the first time, a team of scientists, doctors and researchers led by Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have demonstrated that a person with a clinically complete spinal cord injury (SCI) can use a brain-computer interface (BCI) to simultaneously reanimate both motor function and sense of touch by using residual touch signaling from his own hand.

As part of its mission to make positive impacts in the city Battelle has called home for 90 years, Battelle announced that it is donating a total of $1 million to three central Ohio organizations to provide increased emergency support because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Battelle announced that its decontamination services for N95 respirator masks will be offered at no charge to healthcare providers in an effort to help protect the workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM is operating in Central Ohio, Long Island, NY and Washington state. Additional systems are scheduled for operation in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, and the National Capital Region. Under a new contract with the federal government, the cost of decontaminating N95 respirator masks will be funded up to $400 million across 60 deployment sites.

Battelle announced today that it has deployed and finished assembly of a system to decontaminate N95 respirator masks to Stony Brook University on Long Island to meet the critical need of protecting healthcare workers on the frontline. The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM will begin testing procedures and expected to start decontaminating up to 80,000 masks per day by the end of the week.

Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have jointly developed a new rapid, sensitive diagnostic test for COVID-19. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center will administer the new test under its existing FDA certification permits. This will increase and improve test processing in Ohio according to existing state clinical guidelines.

Battelle announced today that it has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to support front-line healthcare workers as they face critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Battelle announced today that it has begun rapid manufacturing of a system to decontaminate N95 respirator masks and other medical protective equipment. Each Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 masks per day at full capacity.

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