Welcome to the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day!

About State Science Day

State Science Day is Going Virtual!

Every effort is being made to ensure you have the opportunity to present at State Science Day.
The STEM Wizard registration system will support the virtual judging of projects for both District Science Days and State Science Day. This same platform will also include judging for Sponsored Awards.

A new STEM Wizard Milestone is being developed and will require the following elements

• A final report that includes the Research Plan plus the collected data, discussion of the results and conclusions, and the abstract
• Students will answer specific questions taken from the judging rubric
• Students will upload good quality photos of their poster display, capturing all of the details in focus
• Students will create a short video of their presentation (5 to 8 minutes)

For judges, we need your help now more than ever

This new virtual platform will allow judging to happen over a 5-7-day period. Virtual judging offers much greater time flexibility than a traditional in-person, on-campus event. If you haven’t already done so, please register now.

For more than 60 years — and now with more than 60,000 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 one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Drawing upon a base of over 35,000 students at more than 1,000 local school science fairs, more than 1,100 students in grades 5–12 from nearly 300 schools will be evaluated this year on their scientific research and communication skills. They will compete for nearly 100 different scholarships and awards valued at more than $600,000. Individuals will be recognized and several sponsors will also make awards to members of team research projects. First held in 1949, State Science Day is sponsored by: The Ohio Academy of Science, American Electric Power Foundation, Battelle, Kokosing, The Ohio Environmental Education Fund, The Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, CAS, Charles River, and The Ohio State University.

About the Academy

What is the Academy? 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.

Our Mission - To foster curiosity, discovery, innovation, and problem-solving skills in Ohio

Our Vision - The Ohio Academy of Science is the leading organization in Ohio advancing the understanding and practice of science, engineering, and technology.


The Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their tireless support.
With their commitment, students have an opportunity to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge projects,
and compete annually for awards and scholarships.

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day
please contact Ms. Jaimie Crawford for more information.

For technical questions and support, please contact your event administrator