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COLUMBUS, OH., 14 December, 2011—Battelle’s National Security Global Business (NSGB) is a leading solution provider for the United States Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. However, a core part of Battelle’s national security’s business objectives is to expand its impact in commercial markets such as aerospace and transportation, as well as tools for banking and insurance industries.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 13 December, 2011—Battelle and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will co-host “Effective Innovation: Keeping America on Top,” on Dec. 15. In addition to keynote speaker R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth and Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO of the Potomac Institute, will address participants. Wadsworth will provide closing remarks.

COLUMBUS, OH., 13 December, 2011--Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, today announced a strategic investment in CosmosID™, Inc., a College Park, Maryland based metagenomics software-solutions company focused on environmental biosurveillance and microbial identification.

COLUMBUS, OH., 9 December, 2011—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, furthered its environmental leadership by hiring Eric Stern as Research Leader of its Sediment Management practice.

ABERDEEN, MD. 1 December, 2011 – The inaugural Young Women in Science and Engineering (YWISE) College and Career Workshop today drew 50 students who spent time interacting with accomplished female scientists who shared advice, tips and life lessons. The event was sponsored by Dr. Melanie Will-Cole, an Army Research Laboratory (ARL) senior research scientist and Fellow and was held at the Battelle Conference Center, 1204 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD.

COLUMBUS, OH., 28 November, 2011—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization and home of some of the world’s foremost environmental remediation experts, has identified about 10 solutions for mitigating the harmful blooms of algae and toxic cyanobacteria in Grand Lake St. Marys (GLSM) from a group of about 75 ideas. While none of these proposals provided a complete answer to solve the problems at the lake, Battelle is recommending further evaluation of these identified solutions.

COLUMBUS, OH., 15 November, 2011—The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), led by Battelle, has completed its Phase II projects to evaluate storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in its nine-state region. In addition to the Phase II Final Report, which summarizes more than five years of research activities, 16 other detailed reports on geologic sequestration field tests, terrestrial sequestration field tests and regional geologic characterization efforts are now available at Funding for the Phase II effort came primarily from the U.S. Department of Energy. The second largest contributor was the Ohio Coal Development Office and the remainder of funding came from private contributions from some of the other 35-plus members of the MRCSP.

COLUMBUS, OH., 3 November, 2011—Battelle and its world-renowned scientific staff, as well as the highly skilled employees at its affiliated national labs, have donated more than $4.7 million to charity this year, with more to come.

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 October, 2011– When it comes to developing new ways to combat icing on airplanes, there are many existing methods. But, as Thomas Jefferson once famously said, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Battelle experts have been hard at work on an innovative future for reducing or preventing icing on airplanes using carbon nanotubes.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 25 October, 2011—Battelle Research Leader Chad Bouton will be one of a group of distinguished presenters at the Independent Inventors Symposium, co-organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO), which will be held Oct. 27-28 in the museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. The event is part of a series of public programs complementing "The Great American Hall of Wonders" exhibition, which is sponsored by Battelle in conjunction with USPTO.

COLUMBUS, OH., 20 October, 2011—The famed C-130 has been flying for America’s armed services since the late 1940s, serving as a platform for troops and cargo, weather and tactical missions and even refueling. But more than 60 years of continued use means lots of legacy issues. That’s where Battelle comes in.

SAN DIEGO, CA., 19 October, 2011—What sort of organization can claim responsibility for building better robots, helping treat heart disease and cleaning up naval bases?

COLUMBUS, OH., 13 October, 2011—For nearly a century, America’s roads and infrastructure have been funded by a gasoline tax. Battelle scientists are conducting research to see if there’s a more innovative way to amass the needed money by demonstrating the feasibility of a mileage-based user fee based on smart phone technology.

COLUMBUS, OH., 11 October, 2011—As the world reaches for new sources of oil and natural gas, it will be of great importance to balance that need with stewardship of the environment. Battelle’s newest scientist, Diane Sanzone, PhD, will be an integral piece of the world’s largest independent research and development organization’s effort in this area.

COLUMBUS, OH., 11 October, 2011—Don Hayford has spent his entire 34-year professional career at Battelle, developing an impressive background of leadership and expertise. Now, he has earned the title Senior Research Leader (SRL), the most esteemed position for any scientist or engineer at Battelle. Hayford works in Battelle’s National Security Global Business (NSGB).

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 October, 2011—Battelle won five contracts worth nearly $100 million with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in September.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 October, 2011—As the nation’s mine rescue experts gather in Columbus Oct. 3-6, Battelle staff will join them with innovative, life-saving mining technologies it hopes could become standard equipment for miners.

COLUMBUS, OH., 3 October, 2011—At Battelle, important words in the corporate lexicon are “simultaneous excellence.” ASM International will recognize Battelle President and CEO. Jeff Wadsworth for following that philosophy in his professional life with the 2011 Medal for the Advancement of Research.

WEST JEFFERSON, OH., 15 September, 2011– Battelle will announce today the opening of the centerpiece of its nearly $200 million investment in Central Ohio—the new Center for Life Sciences Research (CLSR).

COLUMBUS, OH., 30 August, 2011—Battelle and NOGLSTP announced recently that Michael Waak and Tonia Poteat have been awarded the 2011 “Out to Innovate Scholarships.”

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