Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Battelle Seeks To Boost STEM Learning Through Grants
Battelle today announced that it has awarded $460,000 to several central Ohio organizations that teach young people primarily about the arts. The goal is to engage students to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – STEM – by using different methods. Jeff Wadsworth is president of Battelle.
“We believe that STEM skills are vital for pretty much every category of job. They’re fundamentally important whether you’re a biologist, whether you’re a craftsman, whatever you’re doing you’re going to need those basic skills,” Wadsworth says.
Wadsworth says teaching arts skills offers a connection to STEM learning.
“We think that the arts contain some spectacular ways of teaching STEM,” Wadsworth says.
Recipients of Battelle grants include CATCO and Ballet Met as well as a collaboration between Columbus libraries, the Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, the Wexner Center for the Arts and WOSU.