The Ohio State University at Lima


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.

2017

2015 and 2016

South Middle School students in a hands-on Anatomy lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Sarah Lehman.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Anatomy lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Sarah Lehman.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Anatomy lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Sarah Lehman.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Anatomy lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Sarah Lehman
South Middle School students in a hands-on Physics lab with Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Physics lab with Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Physics lab with Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Physics lab with Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Physics lab with Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Physics lab with Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Biology lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Biology lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Biology lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Biology lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
South Middle School students in a hands-on Biology lab with Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
Dr. Jessica Winter addresses both South Middle School and Lima Senior High students as she speaks about her path to her career in cancer research.
Carmony performs for Lima Senior High students
Carmony performs for Lima Senior High students.
Anatomy lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Sarah Lehman.
Anatomy lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Sarah Lehman.
Physics lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
Physics lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
Physics lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
Physics lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty members Tony Shoup and Sabine Jeschonnek.
Biology lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
Biology lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
Biology lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
Biology lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
Biology lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
Biology lab with Lima Senior High students and Ohio State Lima faculty member Jackie Augustine.
A message left from our Lima Senior High students...
A message left from our Lima Senior High students...