Dr. Frederic Bertley, COSI’s new President & CEO, is respected as one of the premiere informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education leaders in the industry. He previously served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Education at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where he engaged diverse communities in STEM topics through proactive outreach and inspired programming.
Recognized both nationally and internationally as a thought leader in the fields of applied science, science education, and community engagement, Dr. Bertley has an extraordinary— and equally infectious— passion for science literacy and advocacy. A dynamic speaker, he will discuss the value of ensuring access to STEM learning, the need to increase interest and diversity in STEM career fields, and why COSI’s vision of a scientifically literate society is an aspiration that is critically important to Columbus’ growth into a successful 21st Century community. Learn about COSI’s key role on the Scioto Peninsula and its plans to serve as an increasingly vital cultural and educational resource for Central Ohio.