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Battelle has funded a new portfolio of 19 different out-of-classroom education programs that build skill in Central Ohio students.

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects—just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand again using his thoughts. Now, the government’s forward-thinking Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to a Battelle-led team that pushes researchers into the realm of what was once considered science fiction.

Ohio students from 25 schools presented their prototypes and plans to improve access to healthy food for an audience of leaders in agriculture and STEM education at Battelle today. The students presented to representatives of the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Corn and Wheat, the Ohio Soybean Council, Battelle and the Office of Lt. Governor Jon Husted.

Fourteen new schools from around the state of Ohio joined the Ohio STEM Learning Network today. The Ohio STEM Committee met to review applications for state designation as an Ohio STEM school. The committee is a panel of policymakers, agency directors, and business leaders.

Wesley Pirkle, a senior research scientist at Battelle, has been named Inventor of the Year for his significant contributions to several key security programs. Ron Townsend, executive vice president for laboratory operations, was given the CEO Award to honor his leadership of Battelle’s business of managing national laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security for 10 years. He capped off 2018 by leading Battelle’s successful win of the largest national lab contract award in its organization’s history—Los Alamos National Lab.

Dr. Justin Sanchez, a noted expert in neurotechnology and Director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA, will join Battelle as a Technical Fellow, a prestigious position where he will guide Battelle’s life sciences research business. Battelle is the world’s largest independent research and development organization and has a rich history of scientific innovation for nearly 90 years.

Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced that it is the first to implement Battelle’s ThreatSEQTM web service DNA screening platform for the detection and characterization of sequences of concern in genomic data, supplementing its internal biosecurity efforts.

Battelle is bringing its expertise to bear in a project that is one step closer to helping protect people during incidents of chemical and biological threats.

The National Science Foundation funded the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, managed by Battelle, with the intent of generating ecological data for researchers across a wide variety of study areas.

While Ebola might not be in the news at the level it was in 2014, it is still a significant health issue in Africa. In fact, the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is actively ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now.

When 2018 drew to a close, a group of early-career ecologists became part of history by contributing to the establishment of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that will be collecting ecological data for 30 years, essentially taking the pulse of the continent.

A recent contract win will continue Battelle’s work to determine if some chemical compounds negatively impact the endocrine system.

Battelle has the first laboratory in the United States to receive National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program accreditation for testing of a specific suite of important chemicals.

The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) has selected Dr. George W. Korch, Jr. as the new lab director for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC).

Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, and Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, today announced the completion of multiple fully legal cannabis imports from Canada to the United States. Battelle and Canopy Growth will work together to advance knowledge surrounding cannabis in support of medical research and novel product development.

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.

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Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208
Email: delaneyk@battelle.org 


T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
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Email: masseytr@battelle.org