Rich Rosen – Selected Contributions

Principal Author/Investigator of Significant Grant and Proposal Awards

  • The Ohio STEM Learning Network, $14,000,000, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ohio Race to the Top (Rosen managed Ohio’s application), $400,000,000, The United States Department of Education
  • Multi-State STEM Learning Network, $4,000,000, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Medical Product Development Contracts (Awarded to Rosen’s Business Unit): Drug delivery devices for major pharmaceutical corporation: $23,000,000; Emergency medical device for battlefield diagnostics: $3,500,000.

Contributions to STEM Education Transformation

  • Rich was the initial Executive Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, a public/private program providing services statewide to accelerate the progress of science, technology, engineering, and math education at the K-12 level. He was a chief architect in expanding STEM secondary schools to five regions across Ohio funded in part by a grant award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with 12 new or conversion STEM schools launched during his tenure, covering a feeder pattern of more than 5,000 students across Ohio. Rich built on that work with a second grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create STEM network partnerships that formed in six states, touching tens of thousands of students and teachers. The work was funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and raised more than $100 million in philanthropic and regional matching dollars.
  • Rich is one of the founders of Metro Early College High School in Columbus with The Ohio State University. Now in its 11th year of operation, Metro is a nationally acclaimed, lottery based STEM public charter school that demonstrates all children of all abilities can achieve mastery. Thus far, 100% of its students have graduated (nearly 700 students) and nearly all have gone on to attend 2- or 4-year institutions, receiving more than $20 million in college scholarships. Metro has also expanded to include a middle school and has established a technical/career school in downtown Columbus.
  • Rich assisted the Mid-Central Education Cooperative in South Dakota to advance the South Dakota Innovation Labs project, and helped create RISE-UP (the Rural Initiative for STEM Education) – involving more than 30 counties and over 12,000 K-12 students. The program involving Native American students also received national recognition.
  • Rich is a senior STEM consultant with the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM to support the establishment of network collaboration methods for a portfolio of 5 STEM high schools in Egypt. In this capacity, Rich is training board members and leaders from the Egyptian Ministry of Education regarding network and public/private partnership strategies.
  • Rich supported the Ohio Board of Regents and the Governor Taft’s administration in the governor’s Commission on Higher Education and the Economy (CHEE). Rich authored a policy paper on incentive systems to reward collegiate faculty in Ohio public institutions for intellectual property transfer to the private sector.
  • Rich was the chief designer of the STEM Funders Network (SFN), and effort launched in 2012 to organize a system for national philanthropic groups to align their individual efforts in STEM education funding to achieve collective impact. The network includes Motorola Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, S.D. Bechtel Foundation, Samueli Foundation, Broadcom Foundation, Noyce Foundation, NASCAR, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The SFN is now supporting STEM ecosystems in more than 30 communities across the country.
  • Rich is a Lifetime member (#143) of the National Society of Black Engineers, where he is an advisor to its Executive Director. Rich’s work with NSBE included expanding the pilot program SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) to ten cities across the United States connecting college engineering students with 3rd-6th grade students, making it one of the largest minority-serving engineering programs in the country.
  • Rich is a coach to school leaders and principals in several schools in Ohio, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Dakota. In this role, he provides leadership training and support to administration and boards to accelerate adoption of new school strategies.
  • While with Battelle, Rich oversaw Battelle’s philanthropic contributions during the period of 2005-2011 of more than $100 million, largely in STEM and education grants.

Contributions to Community Service, Regional Economic Development

  • Rich was a founding member with The Ohio State University and Chemical Abstracts Service to consolidate regional technology-based economic development advocacy and investment groups resulting in the formation of TechColumbus, now called Rev1.
  • Rich was a strategic planning advisor to the Board of Trustees at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI – one of the largest science centers in the United States, and voted the #1 science center in the nation) in the formation of a new strategic business plan to leverage public/private partnerships to enhance their public science education mission; and secure public city and county funding.
  • Rich is conducting research on enduring partnerships between business and education, with case studies focusing on selected partnerships in Ohio. This work is part of a professional development program that Rich uses with private sector boards of directors interested in increasing their impact on community advancement.

Contributions to Technology and Product Development

  • Managed R&D activities for medical device and pharmaceutical groups throughout the first 20 years of career; groups he managed helped clients with global launch of 13 new medical products with sales exceeding $3 billion. Products included Neo2000® Gama Detection System for sentinel lymph node biopsy (Neoprobe), Patrol® and Companion® enteral feeding systems (Abbott Laboratories), ThinPrep® Imaging System for cervical cancer pathology (Cytyc Corporation), HumaPen® and Memoir® insulin injection pens (Eli Lilly).
  • Groups managed by Rosen received 4 R&D 100 awards and 2 international product design gold awards.