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Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program

The Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program comes to Ohio in the summer of 2020. Under the program, a select group of Ohio educators will learn about problem-based learning, complete an externship in a local STEM industry, and create a new lesson for their classroom.

Through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, Battelle is now seeking industry partners to host teachers. This program is funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research.


Fall 2019—Recruiting industry partners
Spring 2020—Educator recruitment
Summer 2020—Teacher externship experiences

For educators

Sign-up for educators interested in more information

For host sites

Externship host site responsibilities:
STEM industry partners will host 1-2 local educators onsite for 3-5 days in the summer of 2020. Each externship should include:

  • Tour and overview of the worksite including organizational structure, management philosophy, and personnel policies
  • Opportunity for staff from all divisions to collaborate with teachers to identify skills and content areas required within different jobs
  • Debrief meeting to address final questions before teachers leave
  • Relevant resources for teachers to use for in classroom in their lesson

Sign up your business or recommend a site here. If you’d simply like to learn more about the program, sign up for updates from the Ohio STEM Learning Network here.

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