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Battelle Donation Supports Marine Sciences High School

Posted on May 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C., 8 May, 2009—Battelle recently donated $1,500 to support the Bay Scallop Bowl, which is the New York Chapter of the National Ocean Science Bowl high school competition.  Battelle staff has worked with the host, SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, since the competition’s inception eight years ago. 

The Bay Scallop Bowl is a fast-paced Jeopardy-like contest for students focusing on marine sciences.  It draws young students, graduate students, industry leaders, and government representatives for a weekend of contests and fun activities.  The winning team hailed from Mt. Sinai High School on Long Island.  Students on that team won $1,000 each and the team advanced to the Finals Competition in Washington, D.C.

Tom Gulbransen and Betsy Barrows, who work for Battelle’s Environmental Product Line in Stony Brook, note that Battelle’s support for the Science Bowl is a natural fit with Battelle’s overall support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives.  “The event makes it easy to get the message out that marine sciences and conservation are important,” said Gulbransen.  “We really enjoy the opportunity to help grow the next generation of leaders in this field.”

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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