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STEM Education in Ohio!

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across the state.

The Ohio Academy of Science is a membership based, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization. Over 5,000 students participate in Academy programming each year.

The Academy is the leading organization in Ohio to foster curiosity, discovery, innovation, and problem-solving skills in Ohio. The Academy conducts an annual meeting and science days, and publishes an international, multidisciplinary, scientific journal, The Ohio Journal of Science.

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Stacey Lowery Bretz

Dr. Bretz is a University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Miami University. She graduated from Perkins High School in Sandusky, OH (1985) where she participated in State Science Day for three years, earning the Best Chemistry Research Award from Dow Chemical, and represented the Ohio Academy of Science at the national AAAS meeting. Dr. Bretz supports the Academy because, “they invest in young people’s future and catalyze the development of their dreams as scientists and engineers.”

Dr. Bretz earned her B.A. Chemistry from Cornell University (1989), an M.S. Chemistry from Penn State (1992), a Ph.D. in chemistry education research at Cornell University (1994), and a post-doc at UC Berkeley. Her research includes the development of assessments to characterize students’ understanding of multiple representations and learning in the laboratory. Dr. Bretz is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an ACE Fellow (American Council on Education). She is the Immediate Past Chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Education and served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the ACS Examinations Institute.


Individual Membership

Our traditional memberships that are available for individual scientists, teachers, retired scientists, and students.

Benefits of an Individual Membership:

  • Discount ticket to COSI
  • Submitting manuscripts to The Ohio Journal of Science with no page charge
  • Access to the Academy’s online network
  • Reduced price on OAS merchandise

Institution Membership

A new level of membership that allows Universities, Colleges, and Businesses to join as an Institution. All students, faculty, or employees from Institutional Members are able to join the Academy at no cost in addition to the Institution receiving additional benefits. Click here to download the Institutional Member form.

Benefits of an Institutional Membership:

  • No page charges to publish in The Ohio Journal of Science
  • Advertising on our Sponsors and Institutional Members’ page (logos for Institutional Members)
  • Exhibit table at State Science Day
  • Deeply discounted ads in an OAS publications (OJS, AM program, SSD program)
  • Individuals (students, faculty, or employees) at those Institutions will receive a free membership to The Ohio Academy of Science.


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