Battelle has launched a campaign to provide about $500,000 for five programs in Columbus, Ohio, that aim to provide students with outside learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Battelle STEM Grant initiative aims to achieve statewide education standards and use out-of-classroom environments such as museums, libraries and zoos, Battelle said Thursday.
“We believe every student can succeed in STEM, especially if they engage with it through the subject that most inspires them to learn,” said Eric Fingerhut, Battelle vice president of STEM learning.
Nearly $300,000 will go to a joint project of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Wexner Center for the Arts and WOSU.
Two awards worth $50,000 each have been set for the Living Library Museum, a project of the Granville Studio for the Visual Arts and Reynoldsburg City Schools, and the Ballet Met’s Wiggle Jig Program.
The remaining funds were awarded to CATCO’s STEAM Residency and to the Science of Glass & Polymers.