State Science Day

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State Science Day is an event sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science since 1949.

In 2002, The Ohio State University entered into an agreement to coordinate the event locally at no cost to the academy. The event was assigned to the Office of Continuing Education events management team, now part of the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. Coordination includes facilities, volunteers, logistics, supplies, program design and printing, security, parking, and overall support. The current agreement expires in 2016.


State Science Day Infographic

Four-year, five years and six-year awardees were all recognized at the 67th State Science Day Opening Awards Ceremony, and the 8 six year awardees received the rare six-year awardee plaques and $200 each from The Richard Hinig family of New Philadelphia, in honor of their son, Brock:

  • Iulia Barbur, Hudson HS, Hudson
  • Mica Brooks, Our Lady Of The Elms, Akron
  • Karthik Chakravarthy, Beavercreek HS, Beavercreek
  • Isaac Bednarki, Benjamin Logan HS, Bellefontaine
  • Kyle Davis, Big Walnut HS, Sunbury
  • Derek Demel, Athens HS, The Plains
  • Bethany Cox, Alliance HS, Alliance
  • Abigail Myers, Big Walnut HS, Sunbury

The following eleven schools received the Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School Award, earned by schools that had at least four students receive a "Superior" rating or had more than four projects with 80 percent of the students receiving a "Superior" and no "Good" ratings: 

  • Pettisville HS, Pettisville
  • St Vincent DePaul, Mt Vernon
  • Mentor HS, Mentor
  • Paulding HS, Paulding
  • Dublin Coffman HS, Dublin
  • St Agatha, Columbus
  • Upper Arlington HS, Upper Arlington
  • St. Columban, Loveland
  • Sycamore HS, Cincinnati
  • William Mason HS, Mason
  • Zane Trace HS, Chillicothe

A complete roster of participating students and sponsored awards posted at:, and for more information about State Science Day, visit, call (614) 488-2228 or email

2015 State Science Day Program

Event Info

State Science Day hosted by The Ohio State University

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Location: The Ohio State University, French Field House, and St. John Arena

OSU visitor information

Campus map

Safety Tips:

  • Lock your doors and keep all valuables with you or locked up and out of sight at all times.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings! Park and walk in well-lit areas at night, and do not walk alone.
  • Call the police department if you need to report suspicious activity. Emergency phones (plainly marked pole with a blue light on top) are situated all over campus to contact the police.

Important Notice: Please check back for important announcements about traffic, parking, and local events that could have an effect your travel or stay in Columbus for the 2016 State Science Day.


In The News

STEM Scholars Competed for over $4 Million in Scholarships and Awards at State Science Day

- The Ohio Academy of Science

Great Stories about student scientists from across Ohio!

Solon Local School District

-The Plain Dealer

Marion Area Science Fiar

-The Marion Star

New Albany-Plain Local School District

-New Albany News

Additional Resources

Ohio Academy of Science:

State Science Day Information: 

District Science Days:


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The State Science Day Program is 8.5in x 11in and vertical in its orientation. A variety of sizes in affordable advertisement space is available to fit your need and budget. 

  AD Rate Width x Height
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Business Card (Black & White) $100.00 3.5 x 2

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