Even the most science- or engineering-heavy industry requires talent in policy, humanities, economics, psychology, law, and business!
And, if you are a scientist or engineer, it is essential that you understand the broad contexts of your endeavors, so that you can grow and contribute throughout your career.
We welcome any student, in any study, at any level. Our only requirement is your curiosity.
Since so much of the world’s activity is organized into industries, we are, too! In our industry-specific Student Communities Of Practice and Engagement (SCOPEs), you gain:
Not to mention a cool place to hang out.
We want to help you transform from being a “student with a major” to a “professional in an industry.” We promote systems-thinking — understanding and developing the connections and dependencies between disciplines and domains. And we offer practice in some skills you might not pick up in a classroom.
Attend one of our weekly interdisciplinary explorations to get started in our communities, or contact us to inquire about our training (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Spring 2018 schedule is:
We take a systems approach to the interesting, complex problems in our SCOPE industries. We also provide the much needed integrative infrastructure for interdisciplinary collaborations: program management, customer/stakeholder relations, strategic communication, and advocacy. Contact us to learn more (email@example.com).
The Battelle Center was established at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in 2006 through the generosity of Battelle, the world’s largest non-profit research and development organization and long-time neighbor to The Ohio State University. Originally the Battelle Center focused on improving education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. In 2011, it pivoted toward the challenges of encouraging innovation and economic development. In 2016, the partnership between Battelle and the Glenn College was strengthened with the inclusion of Ohio State’s College of Engineering in the center. Today, these organizations and Ohio State’s Government Affairs Office provide advice and support to the center's director. Click here to read more about some of our activities.