Program areas at Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute ("bmi") and its affiliates operate six united states department of energy ("doe") national laboratories: brookhaven national laboratory; Idaho national laboratory; los alamos national laboratory; national renewable energy laboratory; oak ridge national laboratory; pacific northwest national laboratory. Bmi is an integrated subcontractor at a seventh doe national laboratory: lawrence livermore national laboratory. In addition, a bmi affiliate holds the management contract with respect to the united states department of homeland security's national biodefense analysis and countermeasures center. Through operation of the national laboratories, bmi and its affiliates address critical elements of the nation's scientific research agenda, perform basic and applied scientific research, create scientific knowledge and technical solutions in key areas of science, increase the availability of clean and abundant energy, restore and protect the environment, engage in educational activities, and contribute to national security.
Each year, bmi distributes at least twenty percent of its prior year consolidated net income before adjustments for unrealized gains and losses to public charities and educational institutions. Distributions are primarily focused upon education, human services, arts and sciences, and economic development. Bmi actively supports educational initiatives in Ohio, Tennessee and across the united states that promote student achievement, assist with professional development for teachers, and promote inquiry-based learning, especially in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) disciplines.
Bmi also conducts scientific research and development programs for other federal, state and local government agencies and industrial sponsors, and translates science and technology into products, systems and services for its sponsors. Bmi places special emphasis upon signature areas of energy, environment and material sciences, national security, and health and life sciences.