Three upcoming science events near you!

There are three big science events coming up over the next few weeks that we wanted to make sure you were thinking about:

1) COSI Science Festival

Just as s reminder, the 2019 COSI Science Festival is coming up over the next few days. With more than 100 events taking place over the first three days of the COSI Science Festival, there are sure to be a few that spark your curiosity! Whether you want to attend a “Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic” as a family, have a date night at “Why Roasted Foods Taste So Good,” or check out one (or more) of the 15 Citywide Star Parties, there are plenty of options for you to be an element of the fun! You can search the event listings here.

The 2019 COSI Science Festival culminates in an exciting and fun celebration of science along the Peninsula surrounding COSI, including Washington Blvd., Genoa Park, Town St., and Dorrian Green Park! This FREE event is something you won’t want to miss – with dynamic experiments, incredible demonstrations, and engaging hands-on activities hosted by Franklin County’s own science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused organizations, the Big Science Celebration is sure to provide entertainment and learning opportunities for the whole family. More information can be found here.


2) Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day

The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi is looking for judges to evaluate projects at Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day. This will be at 8 am on May 11, 2019 at the French Field House (460 Woody Hayes Dr. Columbus, OH 43210) at The Ohio State University. Each year, thousands of students from all over Ohio complete independent research projects. These students present their research at the local and the District level, and the highest-rated projects go on to compete at State Science Day. This event is the high-point of student-based scientific-research, and in 2019 it will be entering its 71st year.

Our Sigma Xi chapter sponsors three special awards; 1) the Interdisciplinary Research Award, 2) the Science of Evolution Award and 3) the American Physiological Society Award. If you can assist with the judging projects at State Science Day please RSVP online ( by May 7. You will receive additional information on judging by email on May 9. If you have any questions please contact Noah Weisleder (


WestFest Science and Sustainability Fair

Ohio State’s West Campus is hosting a festival May 18 that showcases science, sustainability and beyond. Experience the technology, discoveries and resources across central Ohio at this free event, which explores what Ohio State researchers and community partners are discovering to protect our environment, improve how we use natural resources and enhance our daily lives. More information can be found here.

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