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Ohio State, Battelle leaders support STEM reform

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and Battelle President and CEO Jeffrey Wadsworth will testify is support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education reform before the House Committee on Science and Technology from 10 am. – noon, Thursday (3/4) in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The two leaders will focus on the critical importance of STEM education to national prosperity and economic competitiveness. The hearing is preparation for the reauthorization of the America COMPETES act.

Gee will outline Ohio State’s efforts to enhance preschool through college STEM education, including the successful Metro Early College High School, a joint project of the university, Battelle and 16 central Ohio school districts. Wadsworth will describe Battelle’s history in STEM education, including its initiatives and partnerships on the state, local and national levels and discuss working with other businesses to promote and improve STEM education.

WHAT: Ohio State’s E. Gordon Gee and Battelle’s Jeffrey Wadsworth testify before the House Committee on Science and Technology

WHEN:10 a.m. – noon on Thursday, March 4, 2010

WHERE:Room 2318, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

WHY:To show support for STEM education reform to increase nation’s prosperity and economic competiveness.

The hearing will be web cast at: http://www.science.house.gov/publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=2748.