Carl Nelson, Exhibits Director and Chief Scientist at Imagination Station (formerly COSI Toledo) in Toledo Ohio.

Over the past 17 years as Exhibits Director Carl has been responsible for new exhibit development and day-to-day exhibits operations. During the past three years he has overseen over 2 million dollars of new exhibits and facilities renovations at the science center.

As Chief Scientist Carl is responsible for development of science content and training for large-scale in-house demonstrations, one-on-one bench activities as well as weekly live television segments.

Carl holds a Master’s degree in Physics from Michigan State University and spent his tenure there conducting research on low-temperature superconducting thin films.

Prior to working for Imagination Station, Carl worked at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum as the Outreach Coordinator and was responsible for managing and delivering outreach programs throughout southeast Michigan.

The Science Cafe website is a collection of science projects, experiments and other educational activities collected over the years. If you have any suggestions or ideas please let Carl know by leaving a message! You can also find more information at his personal site,