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COSI to host four-day science festival in 2019

The COSI Science Festival will take place May 1-4, 2019. (WSYX/WTTE)

COSI announced plans to host a four-day science festival in May 2019.

The COSI Science Festival will take place May 1-4, 2019. Organizers said the event will showcase science around the Central Ohio community. The event will conclude with a carnival-style celebration on the Scioto Peninsula.

“The COSI Science Festival will showcase how exciting, interesting, fun, and accessible science is to all of us and how relevant it is to our daily lives. In addition, it will shine a light on the fantastic science, technology, and industry innovation in our great central Ohio region,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of COSI. “Science festivals are fantastic ways to engage communities and meet the people right where they live, learn, and lounge."

Bertley said the festival will make science topics more accessible to the community. He hopes it will inspire people to get excited about science and lead into larger festivals each year.

COSI partnered with Battelle for initial funding and support. The company pledged $850,000 over three years to get the project underway.

“We’re proud to be the visionary founder of the COSI Science Festival,” said Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer. “This celebration will foster appreciation for innovation and technology in our community, share our enthusiasm for what our employees do every day and spark interest in the next generation of budding scientists, researchers and engineers.”

COSI said in a release that plans are currently underway to secure additional funding for the festival.

More information can be found here.

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