WestFest

RWestFest save the date October 19, 2024 from 11-3PM

The Ohio State University’s West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival

A man does an interactive puzzle at WestFest Two kids looking at a flower model with a scientist Family looking at a plant display Boy doing bug activity at Museum of Biological Diversity booth Young person doing activity at ENGIE booth Educators talking to two people at a table covered with fossils

 

Thank you for making WestFest 2023 an amazing event!

WestFest 2024 will be held on October 19th, from 11:00am -3:00pm.

More information to come, and we hope to see you there. Interested to see what WestFest 2024 may have to offer? Check out the WestFest 2023 video walkthrough and event information below to learn more. Read an article written about WestFest 2023 by The Lantern.

 

WestFest 2023

Event Map and Exhibiting Partners

Map of WestFest 2023 partner location.

  1. Museum of Biological Diversity
  2. Department of Entomology
  3. Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab
  4. The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
  5. Dr. Rachelle Adams’ Ant Research Lab
  6. Extension Sustainability Team
  7. Columbus Audubon
  8. Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
  9. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  10. N/A
  11. Ohio State Collegiate 4-H
  12. College of Nursing, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
  13. OSUWMC Green Team
  14. Buckeye Language Network Language Pod @ COSI
  15. College of Pharmacy, Generation Rx
  16. The Astronomical Society of OSU
  17. Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Polar Rock Repository
  18. TOUR, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Polar Rock Repository
  19. Orton Geological Museum, School of Earth Sciences
  20. Infectious Diseases Institute Trainee Association (IDI-TA)
  21. Sullivan Lab, Department of Microbiology
  22. Paulson Research Group, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  23. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  24. Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  25. TOUR, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  26. W8LT The Amateur Radio & RF Club at The Ohio State University
  27. ATARA Club STEM Trailer
  28. Center for Automotive Research
  29. Vehicles from Center for Automotive Research
  30. Buckeye Ah-ha Math Moments, Department of Mathematics
  31. ENGIE
  32. Welding Engineering Program
  33. Translational Data Analytics Institute
  34. Franklin County Extension, Urban ROOTS Program
  35. The Be WISE Initiative
  36. Youth for STEM Equity
  37. GreenSpot Program, Sustainable Columbus
  38. N/A
  39. Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center
  40. TOUR, Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center
  41. Dr. Rebecca Harmon, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular  Engineering
  42. Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)
  43. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  44. OSU iGEM
  45. Biomedical Engineering Society
  46. Department of Molecular Genetics
  47. Paddy Wagon Food Truck
  48. BUGmobile

General Information

Save the Date!

WestFest 2023 will take pace on September 30th, from 11:00am – 3:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Want to be a Partner?

Thank you for your interest in being a WestFest partner. The partner registration period for WestFest 2023 has ended.  Please visit the WestFest Partners Page to see the current list of WestFest 2023 exhibiting partners and past partners.

Event Location

WestFest will be held on the West Campus quad and surrounding buildings and green spaces. West Campus quad is the green space in front of Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Bevis Hall, Rightmire Hall, and Pressey Hall.

A Map of West Campus Quad surrounded by Scott Hall, Biotech Support Facility, Bevis Hall, Rightmire Hall, and Pressey Hall

Parking

Parking in Carmack Lot 2 or 3 (A and B, respectively, on map below) will allow for easy access to the footpath (C on map below) leading directly to the West Campus Quad and the WestFest information Booth.

Have an OSU Campus Parc parking pass?

    • The easiest parking location for WestFest will be Carmack Lot 2 or 3, which can be found at 1059 Carmack Rd, Columbus, 43210.

Don’t have an OSU Campus Parc parking pass?

    • Thanks to the generous donation from the College of Arts and Sciences, a select number of parking spots will be free to visitors without OSU parking pass. Make your way to Carmack Lot 2 (1059 Carmack Rd, A on map below) and alert a parking attendant who will direct you to the free parking spots.
Engagement and Activities

There will be plenty of opportunities for engagement at WestFest!

WestFest Partners and Tours

    • Guests will have the opportunity to explore STEM-related activities at booths and behind-the-scenes tours of Ohio State research facilities. Please visit the WestFest Partners Page to see the current list of WestFest 2023 exhibiting partners and past partners.

Activity Passport

    • Guests will have a chance to receive a WestFest 2023 prize by filling out the activity passport. Passports will be handed out at the information booth, and guests will receive stamps for completing activities at booths or tables. Once the passport has been completed, you can turn your passport back in at the information booth and receive a prize. Prize examples include take-home activity kits and WestFest swag.

Food Truck

          Brutus Buckeye

    • Enjoy WestFest and get your picture with Brutus from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsors

WestFest 2023 is supported by the generous contributions from the following sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

In-Kind Support

In-kind support offered by Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Department of Astronomy, Ohio Extension 4-H Youth Development and the Sustainability Institute.