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COLUMBUS, OH. 30 June, 2009—Some call it corn. Others say maize. It originally came from Mesoamerica (now Mexico) and is now the most widely grown crop in the Americas. At Battelle, it’s being converted into plastic by a team of innovative materials scientists.

COLUMBUS, OH. 30 June, 2009 – Battelle was recently awarded the renewal of a technical support contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). This five-year task-order contract has a value of $32.6 million.

COLUMBUS, OH. 20 June, 2009— Battelle and the national laboratories it manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy have won 26 of the prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Awards, six more than it won in 2008.

ABERDEEN, MD. 15 June, 2009—Battelle was recently named one of two companies being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $94 million. As part of the contract award by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Battelle was awarded the largest task order with a five-year value of $29 million.

COLUMBUS, OH. 11 June, 2009—Never has a year been harder to forecast economically than 2009. Careful and historically accurate predictions of this closely watched forecast in scientific R&D were knocked askew by a variety of factors in 2009.

WASHINGTON – June 11, 2009 – Achieve announced today that Jeffrey Wadsworth, President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute, has agreed to join its Board of Directors. Dr. Wadsworth leads the world’s largest independent research and development organization with a history of scientific discoveries in the fields of energy, security, health and life science that can be found in everyday products such as copiers, bar codes and airplane de-icers. Battelle reinvests its profits into advancing the quality of education through unique public/private partnerships with educators, school districts, foundations and state educators across the United States to accelerate the spread of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

SAN DIEGO, CA. 10 June, 2009—Battelle today presented $6,000 to the San Diego Science Alliance (SDSA) for its support of the Middle School Science Education Leadership Initiative (MSSELLI). The check was presented at the monthly NDIA Luncheon meeting attended by 150 San Diego business leaders to emphasize Battelle’s relationship with NDIA and the strong support that the local chapter provides to the STEM initiative.

KAUAI, HI. 9 June, 2009—Innovations from Battelle supported a successful test of an element of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System recently.

COLUMBUS, OH. 8 June, 2009—Battelle today announced the hiring of Tim Sample as its Vice President for Special Programs. Sample came to Battelle after serving as President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and will leverage his experiences to provide Battelle clients with the technology they need to help make America safer.

Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 19 May, 2009—Battelle experts will chair panels at the 12th International Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Conference on May 18-21 and present papers at various sessions.

ATLANTA, GA. 18 May, 2009— States across America are failing to prepare students for pursuing biosciences in higher education—a key pipeline for developing the bioscience workforce of the future. A new report funded and researched by BIO, Battelle, and the Biotechnology Institute provides the first ever comprehensive study of middle and high school bioscience education in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The report also finds a wide disparity across measures of student achievement in overall science and biosciences, an uneven record across states in incorporating the biosciences in state science standards, supporting focused bioscience education programs and higher level bioscience courses, and ensuring science and bioscience teachers are well qualified.

Dayton, OH. 15 May, 2009 —Sixty teams of students from across the United States proved their engineering skills at the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) United States Open Championship in Dayton, Ohio, May 8-9. Battelle was the event’s primary sponsor.

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.

COLUMBUS, OH. 30 April, 2009—Innovation is the name of the game at Battelle and each year inventors who have distinguished themselves are recognized. This year, John Laudo was named the 2008 Battelle Inventor of the Year for his work in optical systems for sensors at the annual Recognition and Rewards Banquet in late April.

COLUMBUS, OH. 27 April, 2009 - Battelle has licensed its Opt-EFX™ electrohydrodynamic (EHD) technology for inhalation drug delivery applications to The Incubation Factory, a market accelerator focused on creating and growing high potential companies based on breakthrough technologies. The licensing of this Opt-EFX™ technology for inhalation drug delivery represents the commercialization of a Battelle innovation in healthcare.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 23 April, 2009 – (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, announced that Brian R. Schultz, CISSP-ISSMP, ISSAP, CISM, CISA, a member of its Advisory Board of the Americas, has been placed on the Honor Roll of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

COLUMBUS, OH. 17 April, 2009— Battelle seeks to assist the energy industry in facing an unprecedented period of change brought on by a combination of market and regulatory drivers. During the course of the next two decades, electric power supply and management will be driven by a combination of increased demand, a need to expand infrastructure, and the increased pressure from legislation aimed at reducing the overall carbon footprint of the entire power system.

COLUMBUS, OH. 16 April, 2009—The Air Force Association (AFA) will collaborate with Battelle to support Ohio STEM schools, the two organizations announced today. They intend to work with Ohio network members to promote programs of extraordinary learning experiences and to pursue the vision of a robust educational system that will produce the next generation of scientifically proficient students who will fill the jobs of the future.

Paris, France and Providence, R.I., USA, April 10, 2009 – Dassault Systems (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Verity® for Abaqus, from the DS SIMULIA brand, for simulating realistic structural stress in welded joints and other connections.

COLUMBUS, OH. 23 March, 2009 – Battelle continues to use innovation to help the energy industry take steps to use smart technologies to explore issues affecting business opportunities, decision making and its future direction. How?

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