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Battelle Supports Education Program with $8,000

1 February 2010 1,676 views No Comment

From left: Martha Aliaga, ASA director of education; Joyce Johnson, vice president of Health Sciences at Battelle; and Ron Wasserstein, ASA executive director


One of the goals of the American Statistical Association is to improve statistics education at all levels. Improving education is also a goal for Battelle. As a business based on scientific discovery and application with an interest in promoting technological literacy, Battelle vigorously supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Battelle also supports early childhood learning, K–12 programs that encourage curiosity about STEM-based careers, professional development for science and math teachers, and programs that contribute to innovative educational reform. 

It is this synergy of goals that has brought the ASA and Battelle together. As a committed supporter of the ASA’s education programs, Battelle recently contributed $8,000 to the ASA in support of the ASA’s Educational Ambassadorship Program, which supports statistical education on an international scale.

Last year, Battelle supported a project to create the infrastructure for the STatistics Education Web (STEW). Through this program, the ASA plans to reach out to K–12 mathematics and science teachers who teach statistics concepts in their classrooms. STEW will be an online resource for peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 teachers. The web site will be maintained by the ASA and accessible to K–12 teachers throughout the world.

In 2007, Battelle supported Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM), a workshop for K–12 mathematics and science teachers that was developed to help teachers meet current mathematics and science requirements.

Battelle’s commitment to providing a core foundation in STEM education remains a high-priority initiative. Furthermore, the ASA’s education programs help Battelle reach its goal of being a catalyst for sustainable positive change. 

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs in energy and the environment, national security, and health and the life sciences. Battelle conducts more than $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management, and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science and math education.

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