The Ohio Academy of Science
Since 1891, The Ohio Academy of Science has worked to stimulate interest in science, to promote quality scientific research, to improve instruction, to encourage interaction and collaboration, and to recognize high achievement in education, science, engineering, technology, and their applications. The Academy provides networking and mentoring opportunities, conducts annual meetings and science days, and publishes a scientific journal (The Ohio Journal of Science) that reports on science affecting Ohio as well as science being done in Ohio that impacts the world.
Programs of The Ohio Academy of Science
• State Science Day – For 66 years–and now with more than 50,000 alumni, State Science Day is the pinnacle of student originated, inquiry-based science education for Ohio’s students. The academic equivalent of a State athletic championship, this year’s event is the largest of its kind in the nation. Drawing upon an annual base of over 30,000 students at more than 1,000 local school science days or science fairs, more than 1,000 students in grades 7-12 from nearly 300 schools will be evaluated this year on their scientific research and communication skills, and competed for more than 100 different scholarships and awards valued at more than $4,000,000. Both individual and team student research projects were recognized. First held in 1949, the 66th Annual State Science Day was sponsored by The Ohio Academy of Science, American Electric Power, The Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc., Time Warner Cable, Ethicon, and Battelle. State Science Day was hosted by The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. For more information visit: http:ohiosci.org/state-science-day/
• The Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting – Each year OAS brings together scientific students and professional alike to share their research. This meeting highlights the science being conducted in Ohio as well as the science that is directly affecting Ohio. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for students to attend a true scientific meeting right here in Ohio, and it allows them to network with other students and science professionals alike. The 2015 Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting will be held at Capital University on April 11th, 2015. For more information visit: http://ohiosci.org/am-2015/
• Mentoring Network – The Academy is building a virtual network of mentors to help guide the student through their independent research project.