WestFest Partners

Ohio State’s West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival

Young child using a magnifying glass to look at plants    Educator showing fossils at an outdoor booth    Family interacting with ENGIE booth    Young child wearing a motorcycle helmet        

WestFest is made possible thanks to funding from the Ohio State Energy Partners, the volunteer efforts of the WestFest Planning Committee, and the amazing content and contributions from our WestFest Partners.

WestFest 2021

We are pleased to welcome new partners to this year’s virtual event. New WestFest partners are noted below. Previous partners returning for WestFest 2021 are noted with asterisks.

  • BioEYES
  • Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence
  • Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis
  • College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association
  • Environmental Professionals Network
  • Global Water Institute
  • Infectious Disease Institute
  • Nanotech West Labs
  • Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association
  • Scientific Thinkers STEM Outreach
  • Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio

WestFest Partners (2017-2020)

  • Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center**
  • Arne Slettlebak Planetarium/Astronomy**
  • Biological Sciences Greenhouse
  • Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center**
  • Center for Applied Plant Sciences**
  • Center for Automotive Research**
  • Center for Urban and Regional Analysis
  • College of Pharmacy**
  • Columbus Audubon**
  • COSI
  • Department of Mathematics**
  • Department of Molecular Genetics**/Zebrafish Facility
  • Department of Plant Pathology**
  • Department of Psychology
  • Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Digital Flagship/Mobile Design Lab
  • ElectroScience Laboratory
  • FLOW – Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed
  • Franklin Park Conservatory**
  • GreenSpot Columbus**
  • Initiative for Agricultural Transformation
  • Labs in Life/Buckeye Language Network**
  • Museum of Biological Diversity/EEOB**
  • Office of Energy & Environment
  • Ohio 4-H
  • Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center
  • Ohio Energy Project
  • Ohio Sea Grant/Stone Lab
  • Ohio State Energy Partners/ENGIE**
  • Ohio Water Resources Center
  • Orton Geological Museum
  • OSU Press
  • Smart Columbus
  • Society for Ecological Restoration (student group)
  • STEAM Factory**
  • Sustainability Institute**
  • Wetlands Research Park
  • Wexner Medical Center Green Team

ENGIE staff at WestFest boothTwo staff from Byrd Polar standing outside smilingFour scientists at an outdoor booth about zebrafishEducator at a craft activity table outdoors


WestFest like to thank the Ohio State Energy Partners for their generous funding of the event from 2017-2021.

Information for WestFest Partners