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COSI Announces New President & CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans COSI Announces New President & CEO

After an extensive search process, the Board of Trustees at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) have found a new President and CEO to replace outgoing leader Dr. David Chesebrough. The Board officially announced this morning that Dr. Frederic Bertley will become the fifth and newest leader at COSI upon his start date of January 1st. […]

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COSI and AMNH Team Up To Bring Dinosaurs to Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea COSI and AMNH Team Up To Bring Dinosaurs to Columbus

On Friday morning, dinosaurs were loosed upon the city of Columbus. City, state and local business leaders helped the staff of the Center of Science and Industry and the American Museum of Natural History reveal two massive skeletons; one Stegosaurus and one Tyrannosaurus rex. Both skeletons are on loan from AMNH, and in a little […]

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Battelle’s Anti-Drone Gun Appears to be in use Against ISIS

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Battelle’s Anti-Drone Gun Appears to be in use Against ISIS

Less than a year ago, Battelle revealed the DroneDefender, a device designed to counter the growing number of small drones available for personal, and perhaps criminal, uses. The DroneDefender looks like a cross between an assault rifle and a radio antenna, and it should, because that’s more or less what it is. The “weapon,” which […]

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COSI Hosts Rube Goldberg College National Machine Competition

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea COSI Hosts Rube Goldberg College National Machine Competition

The Nature of Rube As many a physics teacher has explained, a Rube Goldberg machine is a device, or a series of devices, that accomplishes a simple task in the most difficult way imaginable. A typical Rube Goldberg machine will involve gears whirring and strings pulling, marbles rolling down tracks and balloons filling with air. […]

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With “Song of the Stars,” Dancers and Physicists Try to Humanize Science

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea With “Song of the Stars,” Dancers and Physicists Try to Humanize Science

How do you explain science to someone who isn’t a scientist? That’s the question Dr. Paul M. Sutter, the new chief scientist at COSI and self-styled “agent to the stars,” has dedicated his career to answering. The answer, it seems, is simple; just tell a story. Specifically, this story; two siblings are born together. One […]

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Meet Paul Sutter, COSI’s New Chief Scientist

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Meet Paul Sutter, COSI’s New Chief Scientist

Dr. Paul M. Sutter, Central Ohio’s resident spaceman, has a new job. Sutter, a visiting scholar at the Ohio State University, grew up devouring books about space, “but I never really realized that it could be an actual job. I don’t know why I never realized or made the connection that scientist was an actual […]

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COSI President David Chesebrough Announces Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans COSI President David Chesebrough Announces Retirement

After 10 years of service as President and CEO of Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry (COSI), David Chesebrough announced today that he plans to retire at the end of the year. Chesebrough was hired for the position in March 2006, and has lead the organization through a transformative period during its 52 year history. “It has been […]

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