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COSI Kicks Off First Ever Science Festival This Week

COSI's first ever Science Festival will be held May 1-4.
COSI's first ever Science Festival will be held May 1-4.

Columbus City Council will vote Monday evening to recognize the first ever COSI Science Festival, which will run May 1-4.

COSI joins Battelle, NASA and local businesses in launching the festival, which will host more than 100 free events throughout Central Ohio. Starting Wednesday, the events will be held in community centers, schools and libraries as part of COSI's inaugural push.

Representatives from NASA research centers will provide activities to children that demonstrate their work.

The children's science museum will provide science programming to schools in the area as part of the festival. It culminates in the "BIG Science Celebration" along the Scioto Mile and aims to get more students interested in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math.

City Council expects the festival to be among the biggest science events in Ohio's history.

Adora Namigadde was a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. She joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native, she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.