2019 COSI STEM Stars
A #COSISTEMStar is a champion of science in their community that will serve as a Grand Marshal for the 2019 COSI Science Festival
Te’Lario Watkins II
Tiger Mushroom Farms
Te’Lario was nominated by COSI team members for his spectacular entrepreneurship to develop a business around growing a farm utilizing mushrooms and the environment
Upper Arlington FIRST Robotics Team - Bearbots #6964
Audrey was nominated by her community for starting a First Robotics club as a sophomore in high school. She put the structure in place, found a teacher-sponsor, sought out funding, recruited team members and more.
Beechcroft High School
Deborah was nominated by Columbus City Schools for her commitment to mentoring the VEX Robotics team, TEN80 Student Racing Challenge, KIDWIND, and more.
Dennis was nominated for his longtime support of technology and the arts in the community by offering internships at his local business, supporting Starry Night, and the Augmented Reality Sandbox for the schools that he helped design.
Grant was nominated for his Eagle Scout project at Civic Park which focused on water quality in Blacklick Creek and educating local residents on the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem in our creeks.
Edge Innovation Hub
Jim and the Edge Innovation Hub were nominated for connecting food industry partners and driving food technology to the edge to create a future where food is accessible, healthful, sustainable, and delicious for all.
Form 5 Prosthetics
Aaron was nominated for his entrepreneurial spirit and his dedication to give back to others by making their lives easier through 3D generated prosthetics. See the video.
Dom was nominated for his leadership in educating high school students and their families on the dangers of distracted driving. See the video.
Paul and Lois Kolada
The Koladas were nominated for their industrial design firm that is brimming with creative inventions and cutting-edge projects.
Jake was nominated for his amazing and innovative work with mobile 3D scanning software.
Meredith was nominated for inspiring curiosity as a librarian. She hosts Battle Bots, teaches coding and helps raise chicks and butterflies every year.
Chief Preston Moore
Whitehall Division of Fire
Chief Moore was nominated for his rocket building workshops with area youth.