Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: May 15, 2009

David Chesebrough, Kim Kiehl and other COSI leaders are quickly transforming COSI Columbus into a multifacted community asset that goes well beyond a typical children’s science center. The latest news — David and staff have created a new innovative partnership with Ohio State. Of course, WOSU@COSI is the model for such partnerships, but this one focuses on exposing youngsters to real world University research inside the COSI science center.

Through an innovative partnership, visitors to COSI will be able to watch research in progress as OSU scientists study body composition, physical activity, and nutrition in the Labs in Life @ COSI. The labs will contain a treadmill and cycle ergometer, instruments that measure bone density, body fat and muscle, and a breathing apparatus to measure functional capacity at rest and in exercise.

Outside the labs, COSI visitors will be able to conduct their own assessment of performance and body composition with equipment for measuring body mass index, height and weight, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. Visitors can complete a scorecard and can compare themselves to their peers as well as to some well known personalities.

COSI CEO David Chesebrough and Ohio State Pres. Gordon Gee

COSI CEO David Chesebrough and Ohio State Pres. Gordon Gee


Labs in Life at COSI - Opening May 2009

Labs in Life at COSI - Opening May 2009


That's me on the right - THANKS to Kevin Fitzsimons for the photos!

That's me on the right - THANKS to Kevin Fitzsimons for the photos!