SSD
State Science Day

Join the thousands of students across Ohio who complete local independent, research projects to qualify for the largest student research day in the state for over 70 years!

Believe in Ohio
Believe in Ohio

Believe in Ohio is a free, comprehensive, curriculum-based, STEM and entrepreneurship program for Ohio high school students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and critical thinking skills.

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Founded in 1891, The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) is a membership-based, volunteer-driven, 501 (C) (3) non-profit and is the leading organization in Ohio to foster curiosity, discovery, and innovation to unite all who value education, science, engineering, technology or their applications to benefit society. The OAS serves a broad group of stakeholders (pre-college and college students as well as professionals from academia and industry) by conducting an annual meeting, publishing The Ohio Journal of Science, and by running a cadre of pre-college STEM and STEM-based entrepreneurship programs (Science Day, Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair, and Believe in Ohio).

Collectively, OAS programs provide hands-on authentic learning experiences. This is especially true for Ohio students in grades 5-12. Through curriculum, resources, and experiences in STEM research, technological design, and entrepreneurship, OAS programs prepare students for the future by gaining valuable insights into real-life applications of the skills they’re being taught. Additionally, these programs create tangible pathways to Ohio colleges, universities, and career technical centers. Students have opportunities to compete for more than $700,000 in scholarships and awards.

 Programs of The Ohio Academy of Science

Thousands of Ohio students compete yearly to qualify for State Science Day and for a chance to win one of hundreds of scholarships.

The Academy brings Ohio’s scientists, engineers, educators, and students to its Annual Meeting to discuss developments in science and technology.

Believe in Ohio™ is a free, comprehensive, curriculum-based, STEM and entrepreneurship program for Ohio high school students.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Academy has several programs and opportunities for students to earn scholarships through independent research projects.

The Ohio Journal of Science

The Ohio Journal of Science (OJS) has published peer-reviewed, original contributions to science, education, engineering, and technology since 1900.

Support the Academy

Your membership to The Ohio Academy of Science supports science and science education in Ohio. The Ohio Academy of Science is a membership based, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization. The Academy is the leading organization in Ohio
to foster curiosity, discovery, innovation, and
problem-solving skills in Ohio.

Thank you to our Institutional Members

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