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2020 Essay Contest High School Winner: Ana Veselinov

We’re proud to announce Ana Veselinov as the 2020 Ohio STEM Learning Network Essay Contest High School Winner. Ana’s essay details why and how she sought to build more recognition for  student athletes at her school. Her school doesn’t have a sports team. Instead, students continue to play for sports teams at other schools. Working with her classmates, Ana identified an opportunity to increase awareness and recognition for these fellow students. Keep reading to learn more about her solution to […]

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2020 Essay Contest Middle School Winner: Reina Ushiroda

We’re proud to announce Reina Ushiroda as the 2020 Ohio STEM Learning Network Essay Contest Middle School Winner. Reina’s essay builds on an idea she’s been thinking about for over a year. The name for her idea, “Bon Appetreat,” came first. Since then, she been considering what solution would best fit her goals and skills. Keep reading to learn more about her solution to solve a problem in her life and community. Reina is currently a sixth grader at Bio-Med […]

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STEM job interview: Battelle medical device engineer Doug Boyd

Even during COVID-19 pandemic, the economy continues on. As many schools host virtual graduations, parents and graduates are thinking forward to future careers. Health-related jobs were growing before the crisis and are even more in demand now. Not all are in hospital settings. One such position is held by Douglas Boyd, Vice President, Medical Device Solutions, for Battelle. He shares details about his work in this critical, STEM-related field along with advice for students – and their teachers – on […]

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Essay contest: Deadline extended and read student’s winning essay

The deadline for the OSLN Student Essay contest has been extended to April 12, 11:59 p.m. STEM school students, we want to hear your answer to the prompt below! To share her story of perseverance, meet Erica Barnes, one of the first winners of the contest. Erica wrote to us as a junior at the NIHF STEM High School in Akron, Ohio. Students of Ohio STEM schools, learn more and submit your essays here. 2020 OSLN Essay Contest Prompt Tell […]

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Parent’s Guide to STEM released

Today, the STEMx network released a new resource for parents as many families adjust to life at home. STEMx is a national coalition of state STEM organizations, also managed by Battelle. The STEMx Parent’s Guide to STEM offers more than 30 pages of research and interviews examining how to understand STEM education. This guide adapts the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative‘s Companion Book for Parents for a national audience. Members of the STEMx network and the national labs managed by Battelle […]

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School closure resources for parents

Parents, teachers, and kids are adjusting to life at home and learning online. Battelle’s education team, which manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network, has pulled together a list of some of our favorite education resources. Many of these feature special promotions created to help out during the COVID-19 crisis. Know a great resource? Submit it in the comments below with a link and a one to two sentence description. Throughout the next month, each new Ohio STEM Learning Network post […]

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2020 OSLN Student Essay Contest

It’s more important than ever to hear how Ohio’s STEM students collaborate, think critically, and persevere through difficulties. OSLN’s Student Essay Contest is back for a fourth year. We’ve been thrilled and challenged by thoughtful responses from hundreds of students over the years. Our first high school winner, Erica Barnes, taught us how middle and high schoolers can persevere through personal challenges in and out of school. Madelyn Zarembka wrote thoughtfully about her own community’s carbon footprint. Madrica Arnold investigated […]

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Manufacturing provides new opportunities for Ohio students

Ohio’s high school STEM educators know the value of their curriculum in helping prepare their students for the next step. Classroom learning provides the foundation for career success but many high school teachers and their students realize there is no substitute for a paid internship with a business or industry. And, it’s often a win-win situation, with the student gaining real-world experience, valuable work and life skills and a paycheck, while the company fills a workforce gap and enjoys an […]

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Students, policymakers to gather at first Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium

Ohio, with its storied history in the field of human flight, would seem the perfect place for research in the next bold step in air transportation – autonomous flight. This next breakthrough in air travel, and what is happening in the field in Ohio and worldwide, will be discussed at the upcoming Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium. The speakers and panelists at the symposium, which will take place Feb. 27 at the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center on Ohio […]

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Central Ohio organizations: Battelle STEM Grant Program open now

Battelle STEM grant girl scouts photo

Every year, Battelle supports organizations that create STEM integrated, standards based informal education programs. Battelle, which also manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network, looks to provide new and continuing support to organizations around Central Ohio in 2020. Previous grant winners include Maurice Womack, an engineer-educator working to eradicate STEM deserts throughout America through hands-on, online learning, and Rhonda Willford Eberst, a librarian who created the Summit STEM Living Library Museum and author of I Survived Pompeii.  Applications are now open for […]

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