The Ohio Academy of Science has programs for students from grade 5 through college students. Below is a brief description of each program, and links to learn more about each opportunity. The flowchart below illustrates how students can take one idea and research project and use it in multiple programs of the Academy. Read below to learn more!


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.

Presenters can present their findings in either a podium or poster presentation.

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.

Click here to visit our Annual Meeting webpage.


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

The purpose of the Believe in Ohio program is to create a “Culture of Innovation” in Ohio high schools and provide college scholarships to encourage Ohio students to remain in Ohio by focusing on the practical application of STEM and related fields and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and critical thinking skills.

Click here to visit our Believe in Ohio website.


Each year, thousands of Ohio students complete independent research projects. These students present their research at Local and the District level, and the highest rated projects go on to compete at State Science Day. This event is the high-point of student-based scientific-research, and in 2021 it will be entering its 73rd year.

Click here to learn more about Science Days.


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