Battelle has been around for almost 100 years, but how did it grow from one building in 1929 into the world’s largest private nonprofit research and development institute? And how did it get involved in STEM education? And what even is STEM education?
And why is filling up your apartment with sulfur fumes an important step towards inventing the Xerox copier?
Listen for answers to those questions and more – before we meet the students.
Resources for teachers
- Greater Than STEM worksheet including information on how to add your voice to the podcast (Download through Box.com)
- Greater Than STEM transcript of Episode 0: Battelle History (Download through Box.com)
About the podcast Greater Than STEM is a new podcast that tells the story of one student solving one problem. We learn why it matters to them, why it should matter to us, and what we can all do to help. With some help from an expert in the field, we tackle topics like ocean pollution, foster care, and food insecurity in about 20 minutes. STEM students and professionals agree: to solve real-world problems, it takes more than good grades in four subjects. Tune in to our first four episodes the first Monday of every month.