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 animation.
Ohio State's Kyoung Swearingen came to campus to talk about the cross-disciplinary approach she experienced while working for Pixar Animation Studios and DNA Productions. Leading up to the day on campus, students completed stop-animation shorts illustrating science principles. Culminating events included students coming to Ohio State Lima and participating in a full-day of science-based activities.
For more about the students, speakers and activities, click here.
2015 and 2016