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File #: 0148X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/25/2019 In control: Remy
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To recognize and celebrate the first ever COSI Science Festival taking place May 1st through May 4th, 2019
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize and celebrate the first ever COSI Science Festival taking place May 1st through May 4th, 2019

 

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WHEREAS, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) has inspired Central Ohioans of all ages and backgrounds to take an interest in Science for 55 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the COSI Science Festival will host more than 100 events in cities and neighborhoods around Central Ohio on May 1st through May 4th; and

 

WHEREAS, the Be A Scientist event series will provide hands-on experiences to get young people interested in STEM careers such as veterinarian, urban farmer, rocket scientist, and design engineer; and

 

WHEREAS, COSI will provide free science programming to schools around Central Ohio as part of the Science Festival. Students of all ages from more than a dozen schools will learn about engaging STEM areas like electrical engineering and computer science; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 3rd, the COSI Science Festival will host a Citywide Star Party. This event, taking place in 15 locations across Columbus, will bring together people of all ages to admire and learn about the night sky; and

 

WHEREAS, COSI recognized 13 Central Ohioans as the 2019 STEM Stars. The group includes students, educators, business owners, and inventors; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2019 COSI Science Festival will culminate in the BIG Science Celebration. The Celebration will involve experiments and engaging demonstrations hosted by Central Ohio’s own science, technology, engineering and mathematics organizations; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate the first ever COSI Science Festival taking place May 1st through May 4th, 2019.