By WRAL Tech Wire STEM News

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rich Rosen has joined the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES).

STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Ohio-based organization recently announced the appointment of Rich Rosen as a principal in the organization and Practice Group Leader for STEM Education Systems Design.

“TIES work brings organizations together to build collaborative solutions in STEM education at scale,” said Jan Morrison, founder and president of TIES. “It is a perfect platform to accelerate the impact of Rich’s talents and track record in this field.”

Morrison said his blend of operational management skills, engineering training, and experience in developing strategic public/private funding fits perfectly with the firm’s mission to keep the most valued STEM endeavors, people and institutions involved; connected with one another and continuously learning as the organization shifts to a STEM education landscape that supports a robust and real-world STEM education for all.

Prior to joining TIES, Rosen held senior management positions with the global research and development firm Battelle Memorial Institute for more than 30 years, serving most recently as the Corporate Vice President of Education and Philanthropy.

In that capacity he was chief architect of their STEM education strategy and oversaw their philanthropic contributions of more than $100 million in education grants.

Rosen is a national leader in STEM education and also was the founding executive director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. He also worked closely with leaders in others states to advance similar practices for state-based STEM networks – including North Carolina.

“I was thrilled to be invited to join TIES in this role,” said Rosen. “Jan and I have worked together for years. It’s an opportunity for me to connect with some of the most forward-thinking leaders and organizations committed to improving STEM quality and access for all students.”

Rosen is a member of numerous national and state STEM education groups, including the National Governor’s Association STEM Advisory Panel, and is a trustee with the Columbus State Community College.

Battelle, one of the world’s largest independent research and development firms, invested into the NC STEM Community Collaborative and its network of STEM Communities in March 2010. That investment from Battelle, which Rosen was a part of, helped NC STEM to expand to all seven economic development regions in North Carolina and to connect local STEM efforts with experts and networks currently underway throughout the state and nationally.

TIES also has collaborated with the NC STEM Community Collaborative at various times.

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