Nicole C. Kwiek, PhD

Cynthia Canan, PhD
Assistant Director

Center of Science and Industry
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215



Get involved

Ohio State’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students volunteer to develop and lead the lab’s live, educational programs. Scroll down to discover how you can get involved.

Interested in volunteering?

We continually seek highly enthusiastic Ohio State undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows with a science background to lead our educational programs. Volunteers will receive:

  • Hands-on training in a wide variety of educational programs and science demonstrations
  • Practice in science communication
  • Invaluable experience in leading live programs

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Katie Summers, PhD.


Are you an Ohio State PharmD student interested in rotating in the Generation Rx Lab?

Rotating fourth-year studentsRotating fourth-year students lead our videoconference session called “YOU be the Pharmacist!”

The Generation Rx Lab serves as a pharmacy practice site for fourth-year professional pharmacy students completing clinical rotations. Considered a teaching elective, this rotation provides students with an opportunity to develop new educational programming and communicate science through a variety of platforms—live shows with COSI guests, national videoconference sessions with high school students, and field trip programs with local elementary students. Email Dr. Kwiek for further information.

We asked our volunteers:

What is your favorite part of working in the Generation Rx lab?

Nira Kadakia

Nira Kadakia, BS Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate, 2013

"I love interacting with the guests, teaching them about important topics in medicine, and sharing my love of science with them."

Andrew DavisAndrew Davis, BS Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate, 2013

"Getting to hang out with cool kids who are interested in learning about science!"

How has volunteering in the Generation Rx Lab impacted your career goals?

Emily ButlerEmily Butler, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

"Having the opportunity to volunteer at the Generation Rx lab has solidified for me the fact that I enjoy sharing and cultivating an interest in science in young people."