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We develop the talent, technologies and multidisciplinary teams that support innovation, strategic decision making, and research for the public interest.

Innovative Classes for Innovative Thinkers

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An introduction to the Battelle Center

The Future Workforce

Ohio State Battelle Center is training the next generation of leaders to innovate beyond technology to make a difference in the public interest. We train students through a combination of coursework and student community events to understand the impact of wicked-problems on the world. Students leave our program better prepared to enter the workforce with skills that complement what they learn in their degree programs. 

Complex Challenges

We tackle wicked challenges requiring technical expertise and an understanding of the public policy landscape. As public interest technologists, we lead interdisciplinary teams from across the university to develop solutions for humanitarian and national security challenges.

SCOPE: Student Community of Practice and Engagement

Our SCOPE programming provides students with a variety of ways to gain new skills and a better understanding of the broader context of STEM focused industries. From Community Conversations with subject matter experts to professional training opportunities, SCOPE offers something for every student on campus.

“I had some small goals when I came in to Ohio State, but you definitely expanded that view. The skills I learned at [Ohio State's] Battelle Center were put to good use almost immediately.”

Research, Analysis, and Systems Integration

Ohio State Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy creates actionable intelligence for decision-makers to address ‘wicked’ national challenges by advancing research in policy modeling and simulation; data integration and visualization; human-machine teaming; decision-science; and risk communication. Our research and training programs are united by the shared principles of translating evidence, anticipating change, and innovating in the public interest.

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