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!

Career Exploration Categories

Medical Career Discovery

This program will explore various careers found in the OhioHealth system. Participants will travel to various facilities in the OhioHealth System and meet professionals in different fields.
Medical Career Discovery is currently sold out. Applications for 2014-2015 will open in mid-June 2014.

Grade Level: High School Students

COSI Academy

COSI Academy is a career exploration program for high school students considering science, technology, engineering, math, and health careers.
COSI Academy is currently sold out. Applications for 2014-2015 will open in mid-June 2014.

Grade Level: High School Students

Teen Tech Studio

Teens can hang out, mess around, and geek out in COSI's Teen Tech Studio during selected hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays to work with COSI mentors and explore technology. COSI's Teen Tech Studio offers multimedia activities for middle and high school students, including audio/video production, 3D modeling, and video game design.

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 teens 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. COSI's video editing workshops and summer camps are presented in collaboration with WOSU Public Media and focus on allowing teens to learn lighting, filming, and editing techniques through the use of professional grade DSLR cameras, green screens, and Abode's Premiere software. The Teen Tech Studio also features 3D printers, Makey Makeys, video game consoles, and platforms for game and controller design.

You.Edit Video Journalism Lab

Join COSI team and Emmy Award-winning team from WOSU to learn how to create a short news documentary using You.Edit and other professional filming and editing platforms. Students will produce, publish, and watch their productions on one of COSI’s large screens.

  • Camp Type: Multi-Day
  • Age Level: Rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: August 4–8 (9am–4pm)

Columbus Mini Maker Faire

The Columbus Mini Maker Faire brings together makers, innovators, artists, families and all kinds of incredible projects. Join us for arts and crafts, science, engineering, power tool drag races, speakers, hands-on workshops and much more. Admission to the Columbus Mini Maker Faire is free. Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions. Presented by: The Columbus Idea Foundry in partnership with COSI.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 11 (10am-5pm)
  • Cost: Free (Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions.)
  • Member Cost: Free

Ohio Game Developer Expo

The Ohio Game Developer's Expo is the place where video game developers from all over Ohio, and elsewhere, come together to connect with each other and showcase their games. Everyone is welcome, and this year will feature some exciting new activities to the Expo. Experience presentations from accomplished game creators and entrepreneurs living and working throughout Ohio, plus a games and technology showcase from local companies. The presentations will run throughout the day and will provide insights into how to succeed in the industry for everyone from aspiring students to established professionals. For details, visit www.ohiogamedevexpo.com.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am-5pm
  • Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 2014, Noon-6pm