129th Annual Meeting of

The Ohio Academy of Science

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be the 129th meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science. This year's meeting will take place on Saturday, April 18th at Cleveland State University. 

What is the OAS Annual Meeting?

Each year, the Academy brings together Ohio’s scientists, engineers, educators, graduate, undergraduate and pre-college students to discuss recent developments in science and technology. The meeting is a science gathering with scientific sessions, renowned speakers, and valuable networking opportunities.

2020 Annual Meeting will be hosted by Cleveland State University

The Ohio Academy of Science’s Annual Meeting is for academic, governmental, and industrial scientists and engineers, university and pre-college educators, and pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students, and interested lay citizens in the Ohio region. Annually the several hundred scientific presentations are complemented by workshops, symposia, and an All- Academy Lecture.

Whatever your scientific interests this Call for Papers is your invitation to participate in the Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science to be hosted by Cleveland State University on April 18, 2020. Professionals, college students of all levels, and pre-college students who have completed research may submit an abstract. The abstract submissions must contain results.

Acceptable abstracts will be published in the Program Abstracts issue of The Ohio Journal of Science (OJS). This publication assures that researchers across Ohio, elsewhere in the United States, and in dozens of foreign countries will have access to your work. Symposia, workshops and field trips may be arranged by special permission.

Research papers are welcome in ALL FIELDS of science, engineering, technology, education and their applications.

The first author should complete the submission and must be a member of the Academy. The total fee will include the membership fee ($25 for students and $75 for professionals) and the abstract submission fee of $80.00 which includes a boxed lunch. The fee must be paid by credit card at the time of submission.

Instructions on how to prepare an Abstract can be found here.

SAMPLE - consent and release agreement - you will be asked to agree to this statement as part of your submission

Location: Cleveland State University: Student Center

         7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meeting Registration and Breakfast 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Poster Session (All Presenters) 

               All posters will be displayed in both morning and afternoon session

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Podium Sessions 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch/State of the Academy/All-Academy Lecture

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Poster Session (All Presenters)

               All posters will be displayed in both morning and afternoon session

Map of Cleveland State University

Room layout and session locations.

Podium Presentations

All Podium Presentations should be 10 min long leaving 2-3 min for questions following.

Poster Presentations

Poster spaces are 48” wide by 36” tall.

The OAS Annual Meeting is a scientific meeting; therefore, we expect students to present as they would at a professional meeting. This is done by using a scientific poster. It can be printed on a large sheet of paper ((A, below) from places such as FedEx-Kinkos), or an easier, cheaper option, is to use 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper (B, below). Please bring push pins to attach your poster to the poster board.

Please click here to see examples of scientific posters.

Pre-college students - What is the difference between a tri-fold posterboard and scientific poster?

If you are a high school or middle school presenter: please note that you cannot use your science fair display board. You must create a poster as described on the website.

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2019 Annual Meeting Programs

   Just-in-Time Abstracts                                  Full Meeting Program

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Special thanks to our 2019 host!!!