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State leaders, STEM students to exchange ideas on solving opioid crisis at Battelle

Posted on May 11, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2017)­­—On May 18, students from around the Ohio STEM Learning Network will gather at Battelle to showcase their creative solutions to Ohio’s opioid abuse crisis. The students will hear from Secretary of State Jon Husted, Attorney General Mike DeWine, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria, and representatives from Battelle.

After very brief remarks, the students will present their findings to these leaders and the public in an open house.

More than 100 students will visit Battelle for the event, representing 1,200 Ohio students who participated in a campaign for real-world learning based on drug abuse prevention and treatment.

Students from eight Ohio schools will be represented:

  • Akron North High School
  • Bio-Med Science Academy
  • Dayton Regional STEM School
  • Metro Early College High School
  • Metro Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Reynoldsburg High School- eSTEM Academy
  • Reynoldsburg High School- HS2 Academy
  • Ridgeview STEM Jr. High

WHEN: May 18, 2017, 11:30-1 p.m.

WHERE: Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.

Open house to be held in Battelle lobby. Registration is required. Email if interested in attending.


Secretary of State Jon Husted

Attorney General Mike DeWine

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria

Aimee Kennedy, Senior Vice-President of Education, Philanthropy and STEM Learning at Battelle

Scott Novak, Senior Research Scientist at Battelle and internationally recognized opioid expert

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit

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