Honda Sponsoring STEAM-Focused Exhibit at COSI
Today COSI announced its next exhibition, “Meet the Innovators,” opening on December 11, 2016. The exhibition represents a joint effort between COSI, a science museum and research center in Columbus, and associates from Honda, which bases its headquarters in central Ohio.
The engineering-focused mobility exhibit was developed as part of an exploratory partnership between COSI, Honda, and the PAST Foundation to help prepare students for science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) jobs in tomorrow’s workforce.
Using video interviews and hands-on activities, “Meet the Innovators” showcases the exciting research and development work being done at Honda’s Central Ohio operations. In doing so, the exhibit provides a backdrop for visitors interested in pursuing careers in STEAM.
“This exhibition demonstrates the power of collaboration,” said COSI CEO David E. Chesebrough, Ed.D. “Teams from COSI, Honda, and PAST Foundation worked together to create a fun, engaging, educational experience for our guests featuring elements designed to inspire young people to go into STEAM careers.”
Honda says that this exhibit represents the company’s commitment to encouraging and energizing the future workforce of tomorrow.
“Honda wants to educate the next generation workforce through strategic partnerships with organizations like COSI, and STEAM-focused initiatives like this new ‘Meet the Innovators’ exhibit,” said Frank Paluch, president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. “Our Honda associates invested a great deal of time, effort and passion to create this exhibit and are excited to share their experiences with students interested in STEAM-related careers. We also hope this exhibit will inspire other companies to participate in this important initiative by creating their own STEAM-related exhibits.”
The exhibit will allow visitors to climb onto a real ATV for a simulated trail ride, jump on a spring and a shock to learn how suspensions help smooth a vehicle’s ride, look inside a cut-away car and crash dummy to explore safety technology, experience a virtual crash test from the driver’s seat of a car, compare the air resistance of different vehicles through an interactive wind tunnel, learn how a combustion engine converts fuel into motion by examining its complex inner workings, and dive into the vehicle design process by drawing their own stylish vehicle design.