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As part of its mission to make positive impacts in the city Battelle has called home for 90 years, Battelle announced that it is donating a total of $1 million to three central Ohio organizations to provide increased emergency support because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Battelle announced that its decontamination services for N95 respirator masks will be offered at no charge to healthcare providers in an effort to help protect the workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM is operating in Central Ohio, Long Island, NY and Washington state. Additional systems are scheduled for operation in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, and the National Capital Region. Under a new contract with the federal government, the cost of decontaminating N95 respirator masks will be funded up to $400 million across 60 deployment sites.

Battelle announced today that it has deployed and finished assembly of a system to decontaminate N95 respirator masks to Stony Brook University on Long Island to meet the critical need of protecting healthcare workers on the frontline. The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM will begin testing procedures and expected to start decontaminating up to 80,000 masks per day by the end of the week.

Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have jointly developed a new rapid, sensitive diagnostic test for COVID-19. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center will administer the new test under its existing FDA certification permits. This will increase and improve test processing in Ohio according to existing state clinical guidelines.

Battelle announced today that it has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to support front-line healthcare workers as they face critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Battelle announced today that it has begun rapid manufacturing of a system to decontaminate N95 respirator masks and other medical protective equipment. Each Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 masks per day at full capacity.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate and present challenges to America, Battelle is donating $250,000 to food banks and food rescues in several communities where it has a significant presence.

NASA's next Mars rover has a new name—Perseverance. The name was selected as the culmination of a year-long competition organized by the space agency, Battelle and Future Engineers.

Battelle has named Wes Hall as its Vice President of Education and Philanthropy, succeeding Aimee Kennedy, who is now Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Both have been serving in the roles on an interim basis since August 2019.

The PAST Foundation and Battelle announced today that a $400,000 grant from Battelle will expand the “Innovation in Teaching” Fellowship program. This program will provide free professional development to 200 select teachers in Ohio who collectively will impact 15,000 Ohio students during the 2020-2021 school year.

Battelle announced today that Stephen D. Steinour, Chairman, President and CEO of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, has been elected to the Battelle Board of Directors.

Battelle announced today that its inaugural NEON STEM Grant Program will fund $100,000 worth of student research around the country, enabling five projects to leverage the open data generated by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

Battelle Technical Fellow Justin Sanchez’s presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8 in Las Vegas will highlight neurotechnology advances that seem futuristic but are actually happening now.

As we near the end of 2019, we looked back on the tremendous work the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program delivered this year, demonstrating the real impact this research has on both our environment and human life. NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by Battelle since 2016. The goal of the NEON program is to provide high-quality, consistently generated data—free and available to all users—that will enable scientists, researchers, and students to address critical questions and understand changes in ecosystem composition over time. The project’s comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology will enable the user community to tackle new questions on an unprecedented scale.

Paula Mabee, the Nolop Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of South Dakota, has been selected as the Chief Scientist and Observatory Director of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The announcement was made today by Battelle, which operates the observatory on behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Seeking expanded computer science education across the state, teachers and students from 26 Ohio schools will gather at the Ohio Statehouse for the first-ever Computer Science Advocacy day. More than 130 students and 40 teachers will meet with local legislators.

The 100th gathering of the American Geophysical Union Dec. 9-13 will feature dozens of staff members from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) who will present papers, give talks and demonstrate ways to use the growing body of information collected by the nation’s first continental-scale laboratory with data portal demos.

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) announced today the debut release of its ‘NEON Spotlight’ – a monthly selection of groundbreaking projects from the program’s 81 sites across the country. NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by Battelle since 2016. The goal of the NEON program is to provide high-quality, consistently generated data—free and available to all users—that will enable scientists, researchers, and students to address critical questions and understand changes in ecosystem composition over time. The project’s comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology will enable the user community to tackle new questions on an unprecedented scale.

Battelle won a recent United States Department of Energy (DOE) award that has an interesting twist for coal.

For 90 years, Battelle and its employees have been dedicated to making a positive impact on society. On National Philanthropy Day, Battelle announces a grant of $600,000 to the American Heart Association to support signature events and programs of the American Heart Association in Central Ohio (AHA) and in Battelle’s regional locations across the country. The grant will be distributed during the next three years and adds to the $7.1 million that Battelle donated to education and philanthropic causes during the past fiscal year.

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