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Battelle Named as Partner in 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Teaching Force

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Battelle Commits to Advancing Goal of Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining 100,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Teachers by 2021

COLUMBUS, OH --(Marketwired - February 17, 2016) -  Battelle has been accepted as a partner in 100Kin10, a national network coordinating and accelerating efforts to bring 100,000 new excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers into schools by 2021.

"Joining this prestigious group recognizes more than a decade of intense focus at Battelle on creating STEM education solutions that work," said Aimee Kennedy, Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle. "With 100kin10, we can link the schools, teachers, and students we support to more opportunities across the country."

As part of 100Kin10, Battelle commits to train at least 425 in-service STEM educators in 80 schools in Ohio and Tennessee. Meeting this commitment means expanding programs like College Ready Math and Literacy, Trailblazer Teachers, Innovative Leaders Institute, Battelle's work with KIPP Columbus, and support of new schools including the Metro Institute of Technology and iSTEM Geauga Early College High School.

More and better-trained STEM teachers are essential to preparing America's students to fully participate in our democracy and to understand and respond to complex national and global challenges. To compete in the global marketplace and provide opportunity to all young Americans, all students-not just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools-must have basic STEM skills and knowledge. Battelle is one of 49 new partners join a network of now over 280 of the country's top businesses, nonprofits, foundations and academic institutions to help achieve the goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.

"It is critical there be cross sector collaboration to prepare today's students to be the leaders of tomorrow," said 100Kin10 Executive Director Talia Milgrom-Elcott. "We are excited for the many ways Battelle will contribute to our shared mission of getting more and better STEM teachers into American classrooms."

100Kin10 partners have access to exclusive research, learning, innovation, and funding opportunities, all designed to foster collaborative problem-solving and support partners in fulfilling their ambitious commitments towards 100Kin10's shared goal.

Organizations are accepted as 100Kin10 partners following a rigorous vetting process conducted by a team of partner reviewers and a national selection panel of experts
in education and STEM. Applicants are considered for partnership based on their organization strength and STEM and teaching expertise; clear, meaningful commitments toward the 100,000 STEM teacher goal; and interest in and capacity to build the 100Kin10 movement.

About 100Kin10

100Kin10 is an organization committed to recruiting, training, and retaining 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. 100Kin10 encourages multi-sector collaboration and provides the vision and resources to help nonprofits, foundations, academic institutions and businesses meet their ambitious commitments to educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. More information is available at www.100kin10.org.

A complete list of partners appears on the 100Kin10 website.

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

For more information contact:
Katy Delaney
(614) 424-7208
delaneyk@battelle.org