For Teens

Career Exploration and Teen Experiences

COSI introduces students who dream of pursuing careers in science, math, engineering, or technology to professional scientists - giving them unique access to real world science. Students participate in lab experiments, learn to work together, and have fun!

Please note that selected COSI program reservations are subject to a nominal processing fee. Proceeds from this fee help to support COSI, a not-for-profit organization. For selected programs, transaction fees may be waived for COSI Members as a benefit of membership.

Career Exploration Categories

COSI Academy

COSI Academy is a career exploration program for high school students considering science, technology, engineering, math, and health careers.
Now accepting applications for the COSI Academy 2015-2016 school year.

Grade Level: High School Students

Teen Tech Studio

Teen Tech Studio Hours:

Wednesdays (3pm-7pm) and Saturdays (12pm-5pm)

Special Hours:

Wednesday, November 25 – open (12pm-5pm)
Wednesday, December 23 – closed
Saturday, December 26 – closed
Wednesday, December 30 – open (12pm-5pm)

COSI's Teen Tech Studio offers multimedia activities for all ages, including audio/video production, 3D modeling/printing, digital art, coding, animation, and video game design. The studio is open, and free, on Wednesdays (3-7pm) and Saturdays (12-5pm).

Using Apple's Logic Pro and Garageband software and audio freeware, COSI's Teen Tech Studio is a fully outfitted audio production space that allows participants to develop their skills in making beats with virtual instruments, using microphones to record voices and acoustic instruments, and taking that audio through the final process of editing and mixing. Teen Tech Studio's video production activities focus on lighting, filming, and editing techniques through the use of professional grade DSLR cameras, green screens, and Abode's Premiere software. Additionally, through the studio's various 3D printers and modeling software, participants can learn to design, construct, and print their own 3-dimensional designs. The Teen Tech Studio also features micro-controller programming/coding, soldering stations, animation, video game consoles, and platforms for game design.