Breakfast of Science Champions

Liquid nitrogen? Super conductors?  If that sounds exciting, then Breakfast of Science Champions might be for you!

Liquid nitrogen demonstrationThe Breakfast of Science Champions offers Columbus City Schools middle school students the opportunity to explore science, math, and engineering at The Ohio State University in a program designed especially for them. Students spend a morning on campus and enjoy breakfast with faculty and graduate students from sciences, mathematics, and engineering to learn about career opportunities and attending college. Students then tour labs and participate in a variety of activities.

Autumn 2016 Breakfast of Science Champions

Our most recent event was the Autumn 2016 Breakfast of Science Champions, which occurred on November 9, 2016 with Columbus City Schools. More than 500 middle school students attended from area schools, including: Africentric Early College K-8, Berwick Alternative K-8, Buckeye Middle School, Champion Middle School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Dominion Middle School, Hilltonia Middle School, Indianola Informal K-8, Starling STEM PreK-8, Sherwood Middle School, and Woodward Park Middle School. BOSC would not be possible without the participation of our wonderful campus sites.

Autumn 2016 Host Sites

Bio Sciences Greenhouse
BOSC students at the Biological Sciences Greenhouse

CAPS & ABRC
BOSC students at the Center for Applied Plant Sciences & ABRC

CCBI
BOSC students at Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Chemistry
BOSC student at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cosmology
BOSC students at CEM and the Center for Cosmology and Astro Particle Physics

Linguistics
BOSC students at the Department of Linguistics

 

Autumn 2015 Breakfast of Science Champions

The Autumn 2015 Breakfast of Science Champions occurred on November 4, 2015, with Columbus City Schools. Nearly 500 middle school students attended from area schools, including: Buckeye Middle School, Champion Middle School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Ecole Kenwood, Hilltonia Middle School, Indianola Informal School, Mifflin Middle School, Starling STEM PreK-8, Sherwood Middle School, Yorktown Middle School, and Woodward Park Middle School. BOSC would not be possible without the participation of our wonderful campus sites.

Autumn 2015 Host Sites

Visiting students investigating speech and language at the Department of Linguistics
Visiting students investigating speech and language at the Department of Linguistics

Visiting students investigating speech and language at the Department of Linguistics
Visiting students investigating speech and language at the Department of Linguistics

BOSC Students at the College of Nursing
Students examine a simulated patient at the College of Nursing during BOSC Autumn 2015

Students at the College of Nursing during BOSC Autumn 2015
Students at the College of Nursing during BOSC Autumn 2015

Students examine a simulated comet at CCAPP/CEM/Astronomy/Physics
Students explore simulated comets at the Autumn 2015 BOSC site of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, Center for Emergent Materials, and Departments of Astronomy and Physics

Students assist in experiments with liquid nitrogen at CCAPP/CEM/Astronomy/Physics BOSC site.
Students assist with experiments using liquid nitrogen at the Autumn 2015 BOSC site ot the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, Center for Emergent Materials, and Departments of Astronomy and Physics

Autumn 2014 Breakfast of Science Champions

The Autumn 2014 Breakfast of Science Champions occurred on November 13, 2014 with Columbus City Schools. Nearly 400 middle school students attended from area schools, including: Ridgeview Middle School, Columbus Africentric Early College, Ecole Kenwood, Yorktown Middle School, Dominion Middle School, Hubbard Mastery School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Westmoor Middle School, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Starling STEM PreK-8, and Columbus North International. BOSC would not be possible without the participation of our wonderful campus sites.

Autumn 2014 Host Sites

Students in a flight simulator at the Ohio State Airport
Students in a flight simulator at the OSU Airport during BOSC Autumn 2014.

Students learning about brains
Students learn about brains at CCBBI during Autumn 2014 BOSC.

Students examine an ice core
Examining an ice core in the freezer at Byrd Polar Research Center

Winter 2014 Breakfast of Science Champions

The Winter 2014 Breakfast of Science Champions was held on February 19, 2014, with Columbus City Schools and The Metro School. Nearly 400 students attended from area schools. Ohio State was pleased to welcome students from Ridgeview Middle School, Columbus Africentric Early College, Ecole Kenwood, Yorktown Middle School, Hilltonia Middle School, Dominion Middle School, Berwick Alternative Elementary School, Fifth Avenue International School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Columbus Global Academy, and The Metro School. BOSC would not be possible without the participation of our wonderful campus sites.

Winter 2014 Host Sites

Students work in pairs to examine a distant image
At the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics, graduate student Steven Villanueva explains how a telescope works, then students work in pairs to examine a distant image.

Showing the students how to cook up a comet!
Postdoctoral researcher Gisella De Rosa shows the students how to cook up a comet!

Students examine their handiwork
Students examine their handiwork.

For more photos of Breakfast of Science Champions at the Planetarium/CCAPP, please visit their Facebook page.

Students engineer a fish feeding system
Students engineer a fish feeding system at the Ohio 4-H Center.

Continued engineering of the fish feeding system
Students engineer a fish feeding system at the Ohio 4-H Center.

Students examine a computer at the Center for Emergent Materials
Students examine a computer at the Center for Emergent Materials during BOSC 2014.

Students navigate a flying fish at the Center for Emergent Materials
The Center for Emergent Materials had BOSC students navigate a flying fish through aerial obstacles.

Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions

The Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions was held on February 27, 2013, with Columbus City Schools. We had nearly 300 students attending from ten area schools. We were very pleased to welcome students from Ridgeview Middle School, Woodward Park Middle School, Columbus Africentric Early College, Lincoln Park Elementary, Ecole Kenwood, Westmoor Middle School, Yorktown Middle School, Mifflin Middle School, South High School, and  Arts Impact (AIMS) Middle School. BOSC would not be possible without the participation of our wonderful campus sites. In February, the students were able to visit eleven diverse host sites at OSU.

Winter 2013 Host Sites

Students ask about jet engines
Students ask questions about jet engines at the OSU Airport during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Student prepares to try out a flight simulator
A student prepares to try out a flight simulator at the OSU Airport during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Students discuss calculating fuel load
Students discuss calculating fuel load at the OSU Airport during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Student sits behind the controls of a real plane
A student sits behind the controls of a real plane at the OSU Airport during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Student flying in a simulator
A student trying her hand at the conrols of a flight simulator at the OSU Airport during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Students receive introduction to mapping a flight
Students discuss the different factors involved in mapping a flight during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Student tries out a flight simulator
A student takes a test flight in a simulator at the OSU Airport during the Winter 2013 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Autumn 2012 Breakfast of Science Champions

The Autumn 2012 Breakfast of Science Champions was held on November 7, 2012, with Columbus City Schools. It was a big success with more than 300 middle school students from 12 schools visiting 13 Ohio State host sites. The represented schools included Columbus Africentric School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Dominion Middle School, Ridgeview Middle School, Indianola Informal School, Yorktown Middle School, Medina Middle School, Livingston Avenue Middle School, Arts Impact (AIMS) Middle School, Sherwood Middle School, Fifth Avenue International Middle School, and Ecole Kenwood Middle School.

Autumn 2012 Host Sites

Students receiving gift bags during Fall 2012 Breakfast of Science Champions

Students at the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging during the Autumn 2012 Breakfast of Science Champions.

Students examine a model of the brain

Students examine a model of the brain at the CCBBI.

Students are shown a scorpion in the Arachnid Lab

Students are shown a scorpion in the Arachnid Lab.

A student drives a flying fish through a hurdle

A student drives a flying fish through a hurdle at the Center for Emergent Materials.

Students experiment with magnets at the Center for Emergent Materials

Students experiment with magnets at the Center for Emergent Materials during the Fall 2012 Breakfast of Science Champions

2011-12 Breakfast of Science Champions

In 2011-12, 133 middle school students from eight Columbus City Schools (Columbus Africentric School, Wedgewood Middle School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys, Berwick Alternative Elementary School, Dominion Middle School, Ridgeview Middle School and Indianola Informal School) participated in the Breakfast of Science Champions and had the chance to visit five exciting venues (Byrd Polar Research Center, Center for Emergent Materials, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program, and OSU Airport), where students participated in many hands on learning activities.  

Students at the Center for Emergent Materials
Students at the Center for Emergent Materials.

The College of Arts and Sciences' ASCENT alumni magazine features an article about the February 2012 Breakfast of Science Champions event.

Previous Host Sites

More information on past and present Breakfast of Science Champions host sites can be found on these websites:

Ohio State researchers who would like to serve as host sites for the Breakfast of Science Champions may contact STEM Initiatives for more information.

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