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Battelle Seeks To Boost STEM Learning Through Grants

Battelle today announced that it has awarded $460,000 to several central Ohio organizations that teach young people primarily about the arts. The goal is to engage students to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – STEM – by using different methods. Jeff Wadsworth is president of Battelle. “We believe that STEM skills are vital for pretty much every category of job. They’re fundamentally important whether you’re a biologist, whether you’re a craftsman, whatever you’re doing you’re going to need those basic skills,â€? Wadsworth says. Wadsworth says teaching arts skills offers a connection to STEM learning. “We think that the arts contain some spectacular ways of teaching STEM,â€? Wadsworth says. Recipients of Battelle grants include CATCO and Ballet Met as well as a collaboration between Columbus libraries, the Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, the Wexner Center for the Arts and WOSU.