the COSI Connects: learning lunch box initiative is a collaboration with lunch providers, libraries, museums and cultural institutions to provide thousands of free, hands-on science kits called Learning Lunchboxes to help bridge the gap. Although primarily STEM kits, The Learning Lunchboxes offers five activities that align with learning standards and promote science, technology, engineering, arts, math, culture, education, and learning. history and more. Learning Lunchboxes are tailored to specific themes, such as space, the human body, energy and nature and some are developed with partners like Virgin Hyperloop.
“STEM is a very important topic for Virgin. We are growing all the time and looking for ways to find the next generation of scientists, whether it’s Virgin Galactic flying into space on a spacecraft, Virgin Orbit flying a satellite in orbit or if it’s Virgin Hyperloop, our partners for this event, who are building modules that you can travel at 1,000 kilometers per hour in. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do “, said Andrew SwaffieldChief Commercial Officer, Virgin Group“Thank you to The Avenues, North Paddington Foodbank, COSI, Virgin Hyperloop and Afroposure for working together to create such an inspiring session.”
“With society’s growing reliance on science and technology, the need to nurture the next generation of scientists and engineers has never been greater. Furthermore, it is critically important that all citizens have access to the promise of STEM education, especially the underserved,” mentioned dr. Frederic BertleyPresident and CEO, COSI“I couldn’t be more excited about this unprecedented partnership with Virgin Hyperloop as it will spark curiosity by unleashing hands-on and engaging STEM experiences for children of all ages around the world.”
To date, COSI has distributed over 100,000 Learning Lunchbox kits to serve underserved students, families and youth.
About COSI: COSI is a renowned scientific center which has delighted Central Ohioin the United States with all things science for 58 years, inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and delivering our brand of experiential and “playful” learning. As a trusted educational resource for families, schools, and community partners, COSI is an essential part of our community, engaging more than one million people each year through onsite, offsite, and online experiences.
About Virgin Hyperloop: Using electric propulsion and electromagnetic levitation in near-vacuum conditions, Virgin Hyperloop is preparing to launch a new form of freight transport that is faster, safer, cheaper and more sustainable than existing modes. The company is working with partners and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades. It is the only company in the world to have successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers. Learn more about Virgin Hyperloop’s technology, vision and ongoing projects here.