• Greater than STEM, Episode 3 – Foster Care

    What happens when a student doesn’t have a safe place to call home? And what can we do to support those students when they’re at school? High-schooler Ryan Bass tackles this problem with his family. Together, they’ve fostered almost a dozen youths in Northeast Ohio. We’ll learn more about how foster care works from Lucy – a policy expert – and Jamole – a former foster youth. Listen to their conversation on Episode 3 – Foster Care. This podcast is brought to you by Battelle, the largest independent nonprofit research and development institute in the world. Listen on on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Resources for teachers Greater Than STEM worksheet including information on how to add your voice to the… Read More

  • Greater than STEM, Episode 2 – Food Insecurity

    Fifteen million U.S. households were food-insecure in 2017, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. This week on Greater Than STEM, we speak with Ana, a 6th grade student and Michelle Moskowitz Brown of Local Matters, a community garden advocacy organization. These two share a love of food, gardening and family, but have… Read More

  • Greater than STEM, Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution

    This week on Greater Than STEM, we have our first student interview. We talk to Abby, a student from Northeast Ohio who is a self-proclaimed “ocean-hugger.” What is an ocean-hugger? How does that passion grow in a student from Ohio (a state with rather limited access to oceans)? Listen for answers to those questions and more on Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution.… Read More

  • Greater than STEM, Episode 0 – Battelle History: from the Xerox copier to Ohio’s first STEM school

    Battelle has been around for almost 100 years, but how did it grow from one building in 1929 into the world’s largest private nonprofit research and development institute? And how did it get involved in STEM education? And what even is STEM education? And why is filling up your apartment with sulfur fumes an important… Read More