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A Battelle-developed technology that builds on more than a decade of biodefense expertise and genomic data collection and analysis has been named a recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 Award and further enhances Battelle’s position at the forefront of innovation for biosecurity.

Battelle announced today that Dr. John Lechleiter, retired President, CEO and Chairman of Eli Lilly and Company, has been elected to the Battelle Board of Directors.

Battelle was awarded a five-year, $14.6 million task order by the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) Cyber Security Technical Area Task (CS TAT) Multi-Award Contract to support the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) in the development and enhancement of DTIC’s capabilities for search, discovery, and analysis of technical data and information.

By any measure, the Wind River Experimental Forest is a remote area. Yet two teams of ecologists managed to meet up and collaborate in their efforts to study the federally threatened Steelhead Trout species (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and map the long-term overall health of the aquatic system.

Under a grant from the Office of Naval Research, Battelle will launch the Manufacturing & Engineering Externship Program to place teachers in two states inside manufacturing and engineering businesses to create new problem-based lessons for their classrooms. The $1.03 million award funds stipends to educators and recruitment through the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and Ohio STEM Learning Network.

Dr. Amy Heintz, a research leader at Battelle and a noted chemist and materials scientist, has been promoted to the newly created Technical Fellow position in the organization. Battelle is the world’s largest, independent research and development organization and has a rich history of scientific innovation for nearly 90 years.

Battelle recently won a one-year award for nearly $1 million to support the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Lead Poisoning Surveillance program, with the potential for three option years totaling $4 million during the life of the contract.

Battelle has expanded its specialized agrochemical formulation development laboratory in Havant, England.

During the past four years, Battelle scientists and their colleagues at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSU) have shown the world that patients with spinal cord injuries can regain movement in their paralyzed limb using the Battelle NeuroLife® system. In a new paper published in the prestigious international journal Nature Medicine they are demonstrating how their advances might help the NeuroLife system emerge from the laboratory and enter the homes of users.

The United States Department of Energy has awarded the team of Leidos and Battelle a $364.7 million Research Support Services (RSS) contract at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The award was conferred on June 25 and full operational control for work at the lab, located in Albany, OR, Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA, will be assumed Dec. 31, 2018, when the current contract held by AECOM expires.

Battelle announced today that an agreement has been reached with the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) and Arizona State University’s Natural History Collections in Tempe, AZ, to curate the sample collections from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) announced today the winners of the “STEM Excellence Awards,” a series of competitive awards that recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Four Ohio schools will be recognized in a ceremony tonight for their work inspiring students to study STEM fields including careers in advanced manufacturing.

Aimee Kennedy, Battelle’s Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Education since 2013, has been named to a new advisory panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education, as authorized by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.

Battelle and its partners on the Triad team can officially begin the transition to operating Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation’s premier scientific and nuclear research facilities.

From rocketry to computer science to agriculture, Central Ohio students will have a range of new learning opportunities outside of the classroom thanks to grants from Battelle.

When the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted, for the first time, a meeting of the Group of Senior Officials (GSO) for Global Research Infrastructures, NEON project staff members from Battelle were asked to share details of their recent work to build and operate the ecological Observatory.

Mission Mosquito, a collaborative program between the U.S. Department of State, Battelle and an international group of health communicators is off to a successful start.

Special operators faced with a vexing technological problem can bring that challenge to Battelle researchers attending SOFIC, who will apply their brainpower—and Battelle’s funds—to solve the problem.

Ohio students from 19 schools detailed their creative solutions to heart disease for an audience of leaders in health and STEM education at Battelle today. The students presented to representatives of the American Heart Association, Battelle, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Secretary of State.

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