West Campus Sustainability & Outreach Festival


In 2017, CAPS and ABRC, along with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and the Office of Energy and Environment came together to plan the inaugural West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival (WestFest). This free public event was designed to highlight the research and outreach taking place on The Ohio State University’s West Campus and beyond. Faculty, staff and students from a variety of units across campus, along with a few community organizations, came together to promote STEM with hands-on activities, demonstrations and tours. Our first event was a huge success! Despite some questionable weather, we estimate that more than 400 people attended the four hour event. Thanks to the success of the 2017 event, we have decided to make this an annual affair. We are looking forward to hosting the fourth annual WestFest event this year!

WestFest 2020 - September 12th, 10:00-2:00 p.m.

Check back later this year for a list of WestFest 2020 partners and other event details. 

Do you work in STEM at OSU? Are you a community partner engaged in STEM education? Contact us if you are interested in being a WestFest partner. 

WestFest 2019 festival partners: 

  1. Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center
  2. Arne Sletteback Planetarium, Department of Astronomy
  3. Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
  4. Center for Applied Plant Sciences
  5. Center for Automotive Research
  6. Center for Urban and Regional Analysis
  7. Columbus GreenSpot
  8. COSI
  9. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  10. Department of Molecular Genetics, Zebrafish Facility
  11. ElectroScience Laboratory
  12. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  13. Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation
  14. Language Sciences Research Lab @ COSI
  15. Museum of Biological Diversity
  16. Ohio 4-H
  17. Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center
  18. Ohio State Energy Partners/ENGIE
  19. Ohio Water Resources Center
  20. Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park
  21. Orton Geological Museum
  22. Stone Laboratory/Ohio Sea Grant
  23. Sustainability Institute