Ohio

The NFB STEM2U program will offer one location in Columbus this year.

Primary Contact

Caroline Karbowski
Phone: 513-374-3587
Email: [email protected]

Laura Pitner
Email: [email protected]

Location: Columbus

Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Museum
333 W Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Join us on Sunday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for our NFB STEM2U program at the COSI museum. Lunch will be provided for all students and volunteers. This program is at no cost; however, admission to the COSI exhibits is not included. If enough families are interested in viewing the COSI museum while their child is attending our NFB STEM2U program, we may be able to get discounted group tickets. Parking for families will be free. Students will receive instructional materials in large print and Braille, a Sensational Blackboard (tactile drawing board), and tactile graphics. Students do not need to be from Ohio to register. If your child is not yet in third grade or has graduated from high school please contact us with your interest in attending.

The deadline to register is May 7, 2023.

Volunteer Information

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact us! We are seeking volunteers who have high expectations of blind students and a positive philosophy on blindness. Experience in STEM is not required. Volunteers (of all ages) will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist with setup (8:00-10:00 a.m.) and teardown (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
  • Assist students with activities (10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
  • Assisting with drop off/pick up
  • Talk with families

Volunteers will have an interview with the NFB of Ohio STEM2U coordinators. Volunteers over the age of 18 will be required to complete a background check and minors will need a signed waiver from their parent/guardian. We will provide training beforehand via Zoom and the day of the program from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Please contact us with any questions.

To register, please complete the NFB STEM2U registration form.