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 â€“ STEM â€“ by using different methods. Jeff Wadsworth is president of Battelle.
â€œWe believe that STEM skills are vital for pretty much every category of job. Theyâ€™re fundamentally important whether youâ€™re a biologist, whether youâ€™re a craftsman, whatever youâ€™re doing youâ€™re going to need those basic skills,â€ Wadsworth says.
Wadsworth says teaching arts skills offers a connection to STEM learning.
â€œWe think that the arts contain some spectacular ways of teaching STEM,â€ 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.