Rich Rosen bio

Rich Rosen, ’80 M.S. BME, received the award from University President E. Gordon Gee at winter commencement. Rosen is corporate vice president and executive director of Battelle’s education and philanthropy partnerships, which are intended to measure student achievement, assist with professional development for teachers, and promote inquiry-based teaching, especially in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. He also serves as executive director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, a public/private initiative with the State of Ohio and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

During his 29-year career at Battelle, Rosen has held corporate and senior management positions across the organization, including general management of product development and medical device technical groups. In his current position, he has played a leading role in building the increasing partnership between Battelle and Ohio State. Working closely with the university’s College of Education and Human Ecology, he helped create Metro High School, a Columbus public school that stimulates student interest in the STEM disciplines.

Rosen was instrumental in the establishment of the Battelle Center in Math and Science Education Policy at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and has collaborated with the University Medical Center in winning Ohio’s Third Frontier Program grants for cardiology, cancer, informatics, nanotechnology, and imaging proposals. He has served on Ohio State’s Biomedical Advisory Council and was a key player in the creation of TechColumbus, receiving the BioOhio Leadership Award for his work in bioscience industry advancement in Ohio.