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COSI is Columbus' dynamic hands-on science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents Magazine. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibitions and over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 7-story Extreme Screen Theater with the largest screen in Ohio, an outdoor science park, a special area for tiny explorers ages 0 through Kindergarten, and the country's only high-wire unicycle. COSI also offers a variety of special events, family programs, camps, and more.

26
June
2012

COSI Names New Vice Presidents

(Columbus) June 26, 2012 – COSI, The Center of Science and Industry, named Andy Zakrajsek Vice President of Operations and Experiences, and Azuka MuMin Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Both bring a variety of unique skills to the executive leadership team at COSI.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

08
June
2012

Huge Construction Equipment Takes Over COSI

Big Machines at COSI June 9 – 17, 2012

They’re big, they’re loud and they’re coming to COSI! Big Machines like a bulldozer, concrete truck and a backhoe will take over COSI’s West Plaza June 9-17, 2012.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

15
May
2012

COSI to Host Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain

Exhibition opens at COSI October 17, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH (May 16, 2012) – COSI presents Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain, an exhibition opening to the public Wednesday, October 17, 2012. This is the first time BODY WORLDS & The Brain has been in Ohio and the first time a BODY WORLDS exhibition has been offered in central Ohio. This exhibition includes a special feature that unravels the mystery of the mind and secret world of the brain.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

26
April
2012

COSI Welcomes New Board Member

4-26-12 (Columbus) – Bruce H. Caldwell has been named to COSI’s (The Center of Science and Industry) board of trustees. Mr. Caldwell is the Global Leader of Research and Development (R&D) for the Scotts MiracleGro Company and resides in Dublin.

Mr. Caldwell directs a global research organization in the creation and delivery of innovative products, which improve consumers’ quality of life by enabling them to create beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens. He joined Scotts MiracleGro in 2006 as Senior Director of R&D. Prior to Scotts MiracleGro, Mr. Caldwell worked for 23 years with The Procter & Gamble Company. He held roles of increasing responsibility in food & beverage and then beauty care R&D developing capable technical organizations globally and creating breakthrough, superior products.

Mr. Caldwell holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. As an MBA candidate he led a team developing a new technology business plan, which won the Fisher Business Plan competition and the Kiwanis New Business Builder competition, and served as president of the startup company.

The volunteer Board of Trustees provides dedicated leadership and support, enabling COSI to engage with more than one million individuals every year both on-site and off-site. There are 12 people on the board.

COSI, the Center of Science and Industry located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the most respected science centers in the nation — serving close to 30 million visitors since 1964. Parents Magazine named COSI the #1 Science Center for families in the country. COSI’s programs and world-class experiences inspire an interest in science encourage people to want to learn more about their world. Read more at cosi.org.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

19
April
2012

THOUSANDS OF PINWHEELS TO BE PLANTED ON COSI’S LAWN

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

4.19.2012 (Columbus, Ohio) – Thousands of pinwheels will decorate COSI’s lawn Saturday, April 21, 2012 to represent just a fraction of those who are speaking out against child abuse and neglect in Franklin County.

“The purpose of the pinwheels is to give a visual demonstration of how people are speaking out against child abuse,” said Tifani Kendrick, Manager of Youth Outreach at COSI. “Placing them at COSI gives the cause more visibility and our visitors a chance to engage with them.”

“Franklin County Children Services receives more than 2,300 reports of suspected child abuse and neglect each month. As we observe Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we strongly encourage the community to help us raise awareness of this national tragedy. These blue childhood toys remind us that every child needs our protection,” said Joetta McCruter-Polk, Communications Specialist at Franklin County Children Services.

“Each pinwheel stands for an individual who has strengthened a family, relieved stressors and helped prevent child abuse and neglect,” stated Kristen Rost, Interim Executive Director of the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. “As we see the pinwheels blowing in the wind throughout the month of April, let them remind us of ways we can strengthen families in our own neighborhoods and communities.”

Planting will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 21, following brief remarks from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and Franklin County Children Services. Additionally, on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 5pm – 8pm, please join us for “Find Your Voice,” an evening hosted by COSI’s Teen Advisory Council featuring music, poetry and performances by Columbus youth.

The “Find Your Voice” program will be free with admission to COSI’s Family Friday Night. Friday, April 27, 2012 is Family Friday Night at COSI. On the last Friday of each month, COSI offers extended hours (5pm-9pm) and price reduced admission to families so they can visit, learn and play late. General admission is $9.95 and includes an Extreme Screen Theater film.

COSI, the Center of Science and Industry located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the most respected science centers in the nation — serving close to 30 million visitors since 1964. Parents Magazine recently named COSI the #1 Science Center in the Country. COSI’s programs and world-class experiences inspire an interest in science encourage people to want to learn more about their world. Read more at cosi.org.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

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