COSI is Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry, a place to learn about STEM in fun and hands-on ways. Since 2019 they host an annual science festival on the park surrounding the center. The event showcases science demonstrations and activities by over 100 partners, and we are one of them!
Back to in-person! Our booth included mind blowing magic tricks, beautiful mathematical bubbles, and lots of polygonal fun!
On 2021, the Festival was virtual. Check out the videos of our participation!
In 2020, due to the COVID pandemic, the Science Festival went digital. We participated with a webinar and sharing our favorite activities on our social media for people to try at home.
The 2019 COSI Science Festival held more than 100 events showcasing science during three days and culminated in an exciting and fun celebration of science along the Peninsula surrounding COSI. The celebration featured dynamic experiments, incredible demonstrations, and engaging hands-on activities hosted by Franklin County’s own science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focused organizations.
BAMM participated as exhibitor at the Big Science Celebration. During this hands on exhibition, we had activities for all ages and all academic backgrounds, such as fun and interesting puzzles. These activities encouraged group collaboration, independent thinking, problem solving, and naturally fostered the use of mathematical-logic thinking. Our hands-on exhibition also gave examples of what mathematicians do, what is mathematics, some history of mathematics, and its applications. We cherish the opportunity of seeing people at our exhibition experience the Aha! moment upon solving a problem, and we hope many of them fell in love with mathematics.
We thank the faculty, students, postdocs, and their families who shared their passion and love for mathematics by forming part of the BAMM outreach group at the 2019 COSI Science Festival.