LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Design challenge

Don’t miss this year’s magical OSLN Design Challenge State Showcase, student videos due April 21

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Next month, students will share everything they’ve learned over the months of the #STEMbuildsOhio statewide design challenge. Now, it’s time to reveal our special surprise for the 2022 OSLN Design Challenge State Showcase. Magician Drew Murray will join us throughout the event to share his unique perspective on how magic can help us learn and solve problems. We asked Drew to do a quick trick for us. Take a look! Schools have just over a week until April 21, the […]

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Registration deadline, student showcase coming soon for #STEMbuildsOhio challenge

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Has your school registered for the #STEMbuildsOhio design challenge yet? Final registrations and submissions for the student showcase are due April 21, 2022. This year’s challenge invites students to consider how they can improve their school, community, or world by reimagining an existing physical space, system, product, or service so that it is more equitable, accessible, or efficient. Through the challenge, students build skills in thinking, analyzing, ideating, and creating solutions to real-world problems. It’s not too late for your […]

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151 classrooms awarded OSLN grants

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Please join us in celebrating the 151 educators who will receive up to $5,000 to create new STEM learning projects in their classrooms. We saw an incredible diversity of applications with schools from rural, urban, and suburban communities represented. Read on for the complete list of awarded schools and the press release from Battelle. To hear more about opportunities like this to expand STEM education, subscribe for emails from the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Battelle Funds More than 100 Ohio […]

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Join our winter kickoff for the design challenge

We’re kicking off the spring term with a fast-paced, classroom-focused seminar on bringing our annual design challenge to your classrooms. Winter design challenge kickoff January 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Most problems in real-life are messy, ill-defined, and typically not solvable using an existing, already developed and fine-tuned approach. These problems, which are often related to our community and way of life, require a unique and flexible way of thinking, analyzing, ideating, and creating. How do we, as […]

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Top posts of 2021

As we end the year, we’re taking a look back at our top posts from 2021. These are the announcements from us you found most valuable. For each one, we’ve included a brief note covering what you can expect to hear about these initiatives in 2022. Have other questions about next year? Post a comment and we’ll do our best to answer. Top posts OSLN STEM Classroom Grant Program This year we launched our first flagship grant opportunity just for […]

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Three ideas for your OSLN STEM Classroom Grant

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Teachers or administrators in Ohio: Apply now for a $2,500-$5,000 grant to further STEM learning! Applications are due December 2. Battelle funded this new program from the Ohio STEM Learning Network as a part of the non-profit research institute’s commitment to expanding high quality STEM education to all students. Completing the grant application should take about 20 minutes. However, if you’re stuck, we can help. Here are three simple sample projects to help envision what would help you take STEM […]

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2021 Ohio STEM Innovator: Meghan Federer of The Works

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  The myriad challenges posed by the relentless COVID-19 pandemic have forced many STEM educators to innovate. They’ve devised countless original ways to teach their students, both virtually via computer and in-person while wearing masks and keeping socially distanced. And school faculty members aren’t the only educators affected. Museum staff members have had to be creative to safely serve the public. A case in point: The Works, Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, in Newark. While the facility was […]

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Transition news

Hi all! I have some big news to share — today marks the end of my tenure as the Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network – and the beginning of a new chapter both for OSLN and for me personally. I’m not going very far – I’ll still be here at Battelle, leading our national network, STEMx. I plan to take all that I have learned from my experience in Ohio to strengthen and grow our national STEM efforts. […]

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Bring your creativity, passion for 3D design and appreciation for veterans together in a new STEM challenge

The Army Educational Outreach Program, managed by Battelle, has launched the “We <3 Veterans Pin Design” challenge with Future Engineers. Students in fourth to eighth grade will use their 3D design skills to create a wearable pin that demonstrates their gratitude towards veterans. If chosen as one of the ten finalists, the pin will be printed and distributed to veterans who visit the National Veterans Memorial Museum in Columbus, Ohio! Students can complete this free, online challenge at home or in the classroom, […]

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Join the OSLN team

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Are you passionate about high quality STEM education for Ohio students? Do you have experience working in an Ohio STEM school or with STEM programs? Apply to join the team at Battelle managing the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Help advance STEM education for all Ohio students through targeted partnerships, programs, and learning opportunities. Battelle seeks to hire two STEM Relationship Managers for the Ohio STEM Learning Network team. Both roles are based in central Ohio but a majority of the […]

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