May 7, 2022
11 AM – 4 PM

On the festival’s final day, COSI and our partners cap off the festival with a Big Science Celebration, packed full of dynamic and interactive science demonstrations and activities led by local STEM professionals, researchers, and experts.

Held in the parks and riverfront surrounding COSI, this incredible gathering brings the public face-to-face with STEM experts from academics to pharmaceuticals to zoology— and everything in between. The Big Science Celebration allows exhibitors to showcase to the public how STEM manifests in their daily work and lives in accessible ways – proving that whether in research or banking, engineering or culinary arts, science powers all industries.


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Exhibitors & Activities

Battelle – Sensational Science: What’s Your Superpower?
Bath & Body Works – The Science of Scent
Honda – The Science of Safety
CAS – CAS presents Superpowers of Science
Bob Evans Farms – The Science of Mac and Cheese
Cardinal Health Foundation
The Ohio State University – Zlab – Brain Science Fun
The Ohio State University – College of Pharmacy: Generation Rx Medicine Science and Safety
The Ohio State University – American Nuclear Society Student Chapter Neutrons for Science and Energy
The Ohio State University – Anthropology – Anthropology – Humanity’s Past and Present
The Ohio State University – Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center – Designer DNA – cells, plants, and food
The Ohio State University – CDME; Medical Modeling, Materials, and Manufacturing Lab – Anatomy: Inside Out
The Ohio State University – Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences – Creativity in Human Brains and Artificial Minds
The Ohio State University – College of Nursing and Office of Chief Wellness Officer  – Raisins & bellies & superheroes, oh my!
The Ohio State University – Department of Engineering Education – The Ohio State EED: Learning to be an Engineer
The Ohio State University – Department of Entomology – The Ohio State Department of Entomology Bugmobile
The Ohio State University – Department of Horticulture & Crop Science Sowing the Seeds of Science
The Ohio State University – Department of Mathematics – Square Bubbles: Soap Film and Mathematics
The Ohio State University – Digital Design & Manufacturing Lab/SIMCenter Machine Intelligence in Automotive Design
The Ohio State University – EEOBiodiversity – EEOBiodiversity
The Ohio State University – HCS/FABE The Rubber Bandits
The Ohio State University – Health & Rehab Services – Buckeye Health and Safety
The Ohio State University – Infectious Diseases Institute – Tick Tock, Tick Talk
The Ohio State University – Music Cognition Lab – What Can the Musical Experiences Teach Us?
The Ohio State University – Physics Department – Phun with Physics
The Ohio State University – STEMcoding Project Physics and Video Games with STEMcoding!
The Ohio State University – Center for Aviation Studies – Exploring Mixed Reality Worlds with Drones
The Ohio State University – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Wearable Mania!
The Ohio State University – FST/Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention – Biofilm Slime Lab
The Ohio State University – Microbiology Department – Phage Hunters
The Ohio State University – Molecular Genetics FUNdamentals of Genetics
The Ohio State University – College of Medicine: Anatomy Division Have No Fear, Anatomy is Here!
The Ohio State University – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Make an Electromagnet Jumping Jack Toy!
The Ohio State University – Department of Food Science and Technology  – Science You Can See, Taste, and Touch
The Ohio State University – Department of Psychology: Cognitive Study  – Brain Teaser!
The Ohio State University – Buckeye Language Network – Language Science: What We’re Talkin’ About!
The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical CenterThe James Pelotonia Cancer Research Fellows
The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
– Community Care Coach
The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
– The James Mobile Education Kitchen
The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
– The James Mobile Mammography Unit
The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
– The James – Giant Inflatable Colon
iHeart Radio Columbus
NBC4 – Storm Team 4- The Most Accurate
CD929FM – Sound: There’s More Than Meets the Ear
WOSU Public Media – Blast Off with WOSU Public Media
Excesss Productions – Karaoke and Trivia
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Coming Soon!
City of Whitehall/Civil Air Patrol – Whitehall Partners with the Civil Air Patrol
Franklinton Board of Trade – The Sounds of Science
London City Schools – London E-Sports
Visit Grove City – Adventures in Science: Pedal Power!
Westerville Community Booth – James Webb Space Telescope Challenge
Columbus State Community CollegeColumbus State Community College: Come Grow With Us!
Franklin University, Global Center for Healthcare Education and the College of Arts, Sciences, & Technology – Healthy Habits Matter – Franklin University Makes It Possible
Metro Early College High School & Middle School – Metro Schools: Education STEMification!
Metro Early College Middle School / High School – The Metro School #WeChooseSTEM
Otterbein University – Grossology: The Science of Icky, Sticky, Disgusting Things
RoboThink Central Ohio – RoboThink! Build, Play, Code with Robots!
DriveOhio (Ohio Department of Transportation) – Flying Drones + Coding Robots : FlyOhio + DriveOhio
Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano – The Science of Mass
Franklin County Recorder’s Office – The Science of Record Keeping
ODNR – Division of Forestry – HWA and Your Trees
ODNR – Division of Geological Survey – Learn how Ohio rocks with the Geo Survey!
ODNR – Division of Oil and Gas – Oil and Gas and You!
ODNR Division of Wildlife – Mammals and Their Tracks
Ohio Department of Education (Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies) – Seeing the World Through Many Lens
Ohio Department of Higher Education – OH-TECH – Choose Ohio First Scholarship – Made in Ohio: STEM Education & High-Tech Careers
Ohio Means Jobs Columbus and Franklin County – Job Center Mobile Resource Lab
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio – Electric and Natural Gas Safety
American Society for Nondestructive Testing – NDT Creating a Safer World. Who Knew?
TourismOhio – Find Your Heart
Screen Machine Industries/Crane Group – Crush Every Job
US Army Corps of Engineers – Science is Dam Fun!
80 Acres Farms – The Future of Fresh
Reynoldsburg FIRST Robotics Team 4085 – #OMGRobots – Sure Shot with Slip Drive
Abbott Nutrition – Hydration Station
Forge Biologics – Forging the Future of Science!
Giant Eagle Pharmacy – Pharmacy Fun with Giant Eagle Pharmacy
RotoDigital Ocean
Columbus GospelFest – Anatomy of Singing and the Science Behind Music
Columbus GreenSpot/Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District – Local Water Conservation and Protection
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Marshmallow Cannons
EWI – Fun With Robotics and 3D Printing
Femergy – Femergy® GHRO Your Future
Glass Axis – Fantastical Creatures
Lights Out Columbus – Lights Out Columbus
National Veterans Memorial and Museum – All-Terrain Campaign
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Research Institute Trainee Assoication (RITA) – Unlocking the Genetic Code
Ohio Energy Project – Sparking Curiosity About Energy
PAST Foundation – Mini Catapults
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation – Jolly Ranchers & Kool-Aid Pods: Exploring Glass Science Through Everyday Materials
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio – Discover how wetlands and floodplains improve our water quality
The Ohio History Connection – History Detectives
COSI’s THE PLATFORM – Top STEM Teens Sharing Hands-on Science
Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed – FLOW: Explore the Lower Olentangy Watershed
Paragon-Tec – NASA’s New SLS Rocket: We Are Going Back to the Moon!
Green Bexley – Think Beyond Plastic Bags