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.
SCIENCE IS FOR EVERYONE
The diversity, inclusion and equity policy for the Ohio Academy of Science
Last modified 4/2022
It is the Policy of the Ohio Academy of Science to embrace diversity, encourage inclusion and promote equity for all. The OAS rejects racism, sexism, and other systemic inequities within the scientific ecosystem. When these inequities go unaddressed, science as a whole and the OAS in particular are unable to fully benefit from the breadth of expertise of scientists and budding scientists from excluded and historically excluded groups.
- It is our inclusive policy to solicit, value, and respect the contributions of all OAS members, staff, volunteers, and others in all scientific and social environments and recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all. Valuing all perspectives drives innovation and works to respect, and acknowledge, the intersectionality of identity. From this, historic barriers and contemporary hurdles that have shaped and distorted participation in science can be removed.
- Talent and expertise are found in a diverse community of members, staff, volunteers, and those who contribute to the mission and vision of the OAS including but not limited to race, religion, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, and profession.
- Everyone should be treated with equity such that there is an absence of barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access, fair treatment, and opportunity for contribution by all who seek to participate in OAS activities.
Diversity, inclusion and equity are vital to ensure all viewpoints, perspectives, and talents are brought to bear in addressing our nation’s critical science and technology challenges and promoting a vibrant scientific community.
The Ohio Academy of Science does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of any services or events.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, staff, students, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.
POLICIES OF THE ACADEMY
Policies of The Academy regarding the definition of Science, Ohio Curriculum, and Research Experience for teachers:
- What are Science, technology and engineering?
- What is Science? (long version)
- What is STEM education?
- STEM Education 2015 White Paper
- The Ohio Core Curriculum: What’s Required for Science?
- Research Experience for Pre-service science teachers
Advocacy for Teaching Cosmic, Geological and Biological Evolution and Opposition to Forced Teaching of Creationist Beliefs in Public School Science Education: