LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Grants

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 Ohio’s Computer Science 2022-2023 Professional Learning Program

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Computational thinking is one of the essential skills needed for success in today’s world. Unfortunately, many Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to engage in learning experiences that develop their knowledge of computing processes, computational thinking, and computer science. You can change that for students in your school! Join the 2022-2023 cohort of Ohio teachers as they engage in Computer Science Professional Learning Program. This year-long professional learning experience is designed for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Computer Science […]

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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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Where Ohio stands on computer science education

by Kelly Gaier Evans, Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network Computer Science Education Week is just around the corner. At a recent state committee meeting on computer science, data provided by JobsOhio showed the skill gap between computer science (CS) occupations and the supply of CS graduates in our state widens by over eleven thousand openings (11,000) every year. Ohio is producing more CS graduates. However, the state’s growth of CS graduates was only 9.5% from 2014-2019. That growth […]

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Artist + student collaboration at McKinley STEMM Academy to be displayed in downtown Toledo

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“As an administrator, it is important to allow teachers to take risks” says Christina Ramsey, principal at McKinley STEMM Academy. Not all risks pan out. But when a project comes together: “that is truly where the magic happens,” she says.  Students at the academy, part of Toledo Public Schools, recently benefited from collaborations with two out-of-state professional artists who visited the academy and conducted workshops with students. To find out more about the collaborations and the artwork that was produced, […]

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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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Announcing the new OSLN STEM Classroom Grant Program

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The Ohio STEM Learning Network is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for K-12 STEM classrooms in Ohio. The goal of the grant program is to foster the creation of new, sustainable STEM education programming in classrooms by investing directly in our K-12 teachers and administrators. Thanks to philanthropic funding from Battelle, educators can now apply through the Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM Classroom Grant Program for up to $5,000. Projects should align to one of the following focus […]

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Hear from the new director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, Kelly Gaier Evans

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Ohio STEM educators and community members, This week is my first as the director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, and I am eager to meet with many of you over the coming weeks and months. I look forward to learning about your successes and charting how to spotlight these wins. I also look forward to digging into the challenges you are experiencing and activating our educator network to collectively solve those challenges. I’ve worked with many of you over […]

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Free COVID-19 testing program launching for K-12 and others

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, schools across the Midwest can enroll in a free COVID-19 testing program. The newly launched Midwest Coordination Center ( will pair schools with testing labs to deliver weekly screening results to schools and other organizations. The Midwest Coordination Center is managed by Battelle, which also manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Testing under the program is free, including sample collection supplies and shipping materials. Providing access to easy, reliable, and […]

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STEM externship program for teachers restarts, apply by April 23

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The Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP) is back! Educators should apply now to join a cohort experience running summer through fall of 2021. MEEP seeks to address the growing STEM skills gap in the manufacturing and engineering sectors by engaging Ohio teachers in paid summer externships with local companies in STEM industries. This program is funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research. Looking for the inside scoop on the program? Before joining the staff of the Tennessee […]

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