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Battelle and COSI Partner to Engage, Inspire and Transform Lives

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Battelle donates $1 Million Grant to COSI to Support STEM Education Programs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 20, 2022) The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the #1 Science Museum in the country by USA Today’s 10Best, is the proud recipient of a $1 million investment from Battelle to bolster accessible science literacy and prepare the upcoming workforce for the STEM jobs of the future.

This generous support from Battelle will help COSI to deliver an array of innovative programs, including:

COSI Science Festival: Running May 4 – 7, this festival is a four-day community-wide celebration of science that engages thousands with hands-on STEM experiences, inspires the pursuit of STEM careers, and helps raise awareness of the pivotal role STEM plays in our daily lives.

THE PLATFORM: This program immerses traditionally underrepresented students in a comprehensive, multi-year support system of STEM education and mentorship, helping to ensure their matriculation into collage and careers in STEM.

Color of Science™: COSI’s signature science interest and literacy initiative that showcases the stories of diverse individuals who have impacted our society through their remarkable scientific work and achievements.

QED with Dr. B: A groundbreaking primetime science television program created in partnership with WOSU Public Media highlighting breakthroughs in scientific discoveries and other cutting-edge science topics.

Program and Event Support: Throughout the year, Battelle will be the Education Partner and Event Sponsor for several initiatives.

“We love having a positive impact on our community, especially with great partners like COSI. The more we do to encourage, educate and help the next generation get interested in STEM learning, the better our future is going to be,” said Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer.

“We are grateful for Battelle’s overwhelming support of COSI and our suite of new and continuing initiatives that bring STEM education to people of all ages,” said COSI President and CEO, Dr. Frederic Bertley. “Committed partners, like Battelle, allow us to engage, inspire and transform lives and communities as we address the need for increased science literacy and provide high-quality resources that illuminate pathways to the STEM careers of the present and future.”

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About COSI: COSI, the #1 Science Museum in the Country as voted by USA Today’s 10Best, is an esteemed science center that has delighted Central Ohio, in the U.S.A. with all things science for 58 years, inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics and delivering our experiential, "hands-on fun" brand of learning. As a trusted educational resource for families, schools and community partners, COSI is an essential element of our community, engaging more than one million people annually through onsite, offsite and online experiences.

About Battelle: Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.