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PAST Innovation Lab is making news. Here are some of the recent articles written about PAST and our staff, and our press releases. If you are interested in interviewing any PAST staff member or would like to be added to our Press Distribution List, please contact us at info@pastfoundation.org.


November 8, 2018

PAST and JadeTrack Announce Energy4Learning Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lori Trent, PAST Foundation – ltrent@pastfoundation.org Sarah Howard –  showard@jadetrack.com November 9, 2018 PAST and JadeTrack Announce Energy4Learning Program November 9, 2018 PAST and JadeTrack Announce Energy4Learning Program COLUMBUS, OH – The PAST Foundation and JadeTrack both headquartered in Columbus, Ohio recently partnered together to create the... MORE


November 8, 2018

PAST Partners with The Columbus Foundation to Broaden Its Reach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lori Trent, PAST Foundation – ltrent@pastfoundation.org Natalie Parscher, TCF –  NParscher@columbusfoundation.org November 2, 2018 PAST Partners with The Columbus Foundation to Broaden Its Reach COLUMBUS, OH – The PAST Foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio partnered with The Columbus Foundation (TCF) to create a $1,000,000 program-related investment (PRI)... MORE


September 27, 2018

PAST Receives Generous Grant from Battelle to Fund Innovation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lori Trent, PAST Foundation – ltrent@pastfoundation.org Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org PAST Receives Generous Grant from Battelle to Fund Innovation COLUMBUS, OH – The PAST Foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio recently received a generous grant of $100,000 from Battelle... MORE


August 27, 2018

PAST Welcomes Shaesta Waiz of Dreams Soar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lori Trent, PAST Foundation – ltrent@pastfoundation.org Jill Meyers, Dreams Soar – jill.meyers@dreamssoar.org August 24, 2018 PAST Welcomes Shaesta Waiz of Dreams Soar Columbus, OH – ORBAA (Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association) is proudly hosting Shaesta Waiz as the speaker and moderator for Girls Soar: Exploring STEM Careers in Aviation on... MORE


March 8, 2018

What’s Cool At School!

PAST in the News! Reverse Engineering Summer Program at The POINT featured on 10TV! Watch the News Story Here MORE


February 7, 2018

PAST Foundation Honored in NOPP 2017 Excellence in Partnering Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lori Trent PAST Foundation 614-340-1208 ltrent@pastfoundation.org   PAST FOUNDATION HONORED IN NOPP 2017 EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERING AWARD COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 12, 2018 – PAST Foundation one of GOM-SCHEMA’s partners (Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Corrosion, Hydrocarbon Exposure, Microbiology, and Archaeology), is among the recipients of the NOPP... MORE


February 7, 2018

PAST Foundation Connects Students to the Columbus Smart City Accelerator

PAST Foundation Connects Students to the Columbus Smart City Accelerator PAST Foundation, a Columbus-based  independent Education R&D Prototyping Lab recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its excellence in STEM education and transformative workforce development, is in discussion to launch  a pilot with several of the Columbus Smart City... MORE


November 13, 2017

PAST Foundation Partners with IGS on E3 Innovation Lab at New Albany-Plain Local Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 13, 2017 – PAST Foundation announced their strategic partnership with IGS Energy to further develop the E3 (Energy, Engineering, Environment) program that will be offered at New Albany-Plain Local schools’ campus beginning this winter. IGS will support the partnership financially with a grant of $270,000 and additionally with... MORE


October 19, 2017

PAST Foundation Receives Generous Grant from Verizon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017 Contact: Lori Trent, Business Innovations & Marketing Manager 614-340-1208 X1215 ltrent@pastfoundation.org PAST Foundation Receives Generous Grant from Verizon (Columbus, OH) – The PAST Foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio recently received a generous grant of $100,000 from the Verizon Foundation. This funding will be used... MORE


October 19, 2017

PAST & EWI Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2107 Media Contact: Lori Trent, Business Innovations & Marketing Manger ltrent@pastfoundation.org PAST & EWI Celebrating National Manufacturing Day (Columbus, OH) –STEM Education & the Future of Manufacturing Friday, October 6, 4-5PM, PAST Foundation (1003 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212) EWI and the PAST Foundation have joined... MORE


October 19, 2017

Local Area Schools Join Columbus Museum of Art and PAST Foundation for Community Cardboard Challenge

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2107 Media Contact: Lori Trent, Business Innovations & Marketing Manger ltrent@pastfoundation.org LOCAL AREA SCHOOLS JOIN COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART AND PAST FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY CARDBOARD CHALLENGE (Columbus, OH) – Local area schools, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art and PAST Foundation, invite you to... MORE


October 19, 2017

Environmental Center at KIPP Columbus Opens, Announces Expanded Linden Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lori Trent 614-340-1208 X1215 or ltrent@pastfoundation.org Environmental Center at KIPP Columbus Opens, Announces Expanded Linden Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 30, 2017) – Battelle expanded the company’s support for quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education with a new announcement. Today, KIPP Columbus officially opened the Battelle... MORE


August 7, 2017

PAST Foundation Awarded $25,000 Grant to Support Central Ohio STEM Education

MEDIA CONTACTS: Lori Trent 614-340-1208 x 1215 ltrent@pastfoundation.org Brooke Blew 603-206-2048 bblew@firstinspires.org PAST Foundation Awarded $25,000 Grant to Support Central Ohio STEM Education Grant from national nonprofit FIRST® will increase access and resources for diverse, underserved students  Columbus, OH – August 1, 2017 – PAST Foundation today announced it has received... MORE


June 8, 2017

PAST Foundation Receives Generous Gift from AEP Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 Contact: Lori Trent 614-340-1208 X1215 or ltrent@pastfoundation.org PAST Foundation Receives Generous Gift from AEP Foundation (Columbus, OH) – The PAST Foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio recently received a generous gift of $200,000 from the American Electric Power Foundation. This gift will be used to... MORE


June 7, 2017

PAST Foundation Partners with Small Steps Are Giant Leaps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact ltrent@pastfoundation.org May 18, 2017 Columbus, OH PAST Foundation is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Aaron Sheldon’s “Small Steps Are Giant Leaps.” http://www.smallstepsaregiantleaps.com/ SSAGL is about viewing the world through the eyes of a child. “By using Aaron’s proven platform, we see... MORE


December 9, 2016

New STEAM-Focused Mobility Exhibition Opening at COSI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New STEAM-Focused Mobility Exhibition Opening at COSI Honda sponsored Meet the Innovators Showcase Starts December 11 Columbus, OH – COSI is excited to announce its next exhibition, Meet the Innovators, opening December 11. The exhibition is the result of a joint effort between COSI and associates from... MORE


October 27, 2016

Smart Business Magazine Honors PAST Foundation & CEO for Excellence in Innovation

The 2016 Smart 50 Awards are out. Smart Business magazine honored 50 of Central Ohio’s Top Executives at Tuesday’s awards ceremony recognizing these businesses for their innovation, impact, and sustainability – the tenets of Smart Business. According to Smart Business, The 50 award recipients, “all shared the common trait of passion.”... MORE


October 13, 2016

PAST Foundation Recognized for Excellence in Innovation

U.S Department of Education just released its latest vision for STEM education.  STEM 2026 features exciting new trends on the educational horizon. The report summarizes a collaborative series of USDOE Office of Innovation and Improvement and American Institutes for Research (AIR) sponsored workshops. The workshops were attended by experts and... MORE


July 21, 2016

Local Partners Join Forces to Bring STEM Summer Programs to Students

(Columbus Ohio) — PAST Innovation Lab and Time Warner Cable’s Connect A Million Minds™initiative join forces to develop new and innovative summer programs for middle school students in Columbus.  The Innovation Lab programs blend experiential learning with STEM creating engaging programs. Art in STEM, MineCraft Math, and EdHeads STEM Careers... MORE


July 21, 2016

EWI Announces Partnership with PAST Foundation

EWI will advise and help support the design and development of new programing around manufacturing technologies at the new PAST Innovation Lab facility in Ohio. Today’s manufacturing environment requires innovation to compete on a global stage. EWI is a world leader in developing and deploying new technologies that enable companies... MORE


July 21, 2016

PAST Foundation Announces Partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbus, Ohio, USA The PAST Innovation Lab (PIL) will partner with the Wright-Patterson Educational Outreach Office which is a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory over the next five years providing training, volunteer coordination, programming, logistics, and financial support to expand and grow participation in robotics... MORE