What is the Academy?

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, and innovation and to unite all who value education, science, engineering, technology, or their applications for the benefit of society. The Academy conducts an annual meeting and science days, and publishes an international, multidisciplinary, scientific journal.


To foster curiosity, discovery, innovation, and problem-solving skills in Ohio


The Ohio Academy of Science is the leading organization in Ohio advancing the understanding and practice of science, engineering, and technology.


  • Encourage and assure the discovery, understanding, dissemination and practice of education, science, mathematics, engineering, technology and their applications.
  • Facilitate continuing professional development and training.
  • Promote interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration.
  • Provide advice to local, state and federal governments.
  • Promote innovation and adoption of new technologies.
  • Monitor, report on, and advocate funding opportunities for research and development, and education.
  • Widen public understanding and appreciation of science to help create an informed citizenry.
  • Publish and otherwise disseminate peer reviewed, original contributions to education, science, engineering, technology, and their applications, and distribute other information.
  • Award individual, team, and employer performance.

Policies of The Academy

Policies of The Academy regarding the definition of Science, Ohio Curriculum, and Research Experience for teachers:

Advocacy for Teaching Cosmic, Geological and Biological Evolution and Opposition to Forced Teaching of Creationist Beliefs in Public School Science Education: