Stardust: William A. Fowler Science Series
Lima is hometown to one of the world’s most famous astrophysicists. William A. Fowler won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his efforts to show how all the natural elements in the Periodic Table are forged under extreme conditions across the course of a star’s lifetime. To honor his achievements in astrophysics, Stardust: The William Fowler Science Series was born through a partnership between the City of Lima, Lima City Schools and the Ohio State University at Lima.
The William Fowler Science Series is a cross-disciplinary program for the community and local middle and high school students. The Lima City Schools, in collaboration with outstanding Ohio State University faculty and leaders, focus a portion of their Fall semester's science curriculum on the Science Series' topic of the year. This year's focus is biomedical research.
Ohio State researcher Jessica Winter, PhD, was on hand to work with the students through distance learning and the students completed a documentary on cancer survivor stories and those who have lost a loved one to the disease. Culminating events included students coming to Ohio State Lima and participating in a full-day of science-based activities. Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute spoke in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre that same evening addressing an audience of campus and community members.
For details regarding the events, speakers and the students participating in the program click HERE.