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District Science Day

Students - read below for the most up to date student information for District Science Day

For the 2021-2022 school year, plans include a return to 17 separate DSD registration sites which will be administered by each respective District Council. Milestone requirements must align with the State Science Day site to facilitate a seamless transfer of registration data of promoted projects. These sites will be designed to allow each District to decide whether to provide in-person judging only, in-person of most projects with virtual judging for students unable to physically attend (hybrid approach), or virtual judging only. Regardless of the District’s choice, all projects must be registered on-line and all milestones must be completed. If a District is unable to provide any form of District Science Day, students from that District may participate in a separate virtually judged District Science Day administered by the OAS office, to be known as “District 18”.

DISTRICT SCIENCE DAY QUALIFICATION

Under unusual circumstances, the director of the home district may request the director of the temporary district for permission for one or more students of the home district to participate in the temporary district for one year only. The director of the home district must contact the director of the temporary district directly in order to request to be made and permission be granted. Specifically, the director of the temporary district will NOT accept requests for transfer by any representative other than the director of the home district. If permission is granted, the home district will send to the temporary district one (1) accommodating judge for every three (3) accommodated students sent, with a minimum of one (1)  accommodating judge. If permission is granted, the accommodated student will: 1) pay their fees to the temporary district, 2) be eligible for prizes from the temporary district, at the discretion of the temporary district director, and 3) be counted in the State Science Day quota for the temporary district, at the discretion of both district directors, if they are eligible to go to State Science Day. The only exception is they will not be eligible to participate in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair (RSEF) at the home district if not permitted by the affiliation agreement of the RSEF with ISEF.

In lieu of the above policies & procedures, any student unable to participate in their respective District Science Day (in-person or virtually judged) may instead register for the OAS administered virtually judged “District 18 Science Day”. Those students will not be eligible for any District level awards; however, a Superior rating will make the project eligible for State Science Day.

For eligibility under Extraordinary Circumstances, see the State Science Guidelines.

DISTRICT SCIENCE DAY LINKS

Use the District Links below to review the requirements and dates for the 2021-2022 District Science Days.

Click here to download the 2021-2022 District Contact PDF.

District Science Day Links

District 1 – Edison  State Community College
Hybrid Event
March 12, 2022
www.ohioumvsd.com

District 2 – University of Toledo
In-Person Event*
March 12, 2022
https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/district-science-day/

District 3 – OSU Marion
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
https://osumarion.osu.edu/alumni-initiatives/initiatives/education/sciencefair/

District 4 – Ashland University
In-Person Event*
March 26, 2022
https://www.ashland.edu/cas/mohican-district-science-day

District 5 – University of Akron
Virtual Event
March 19, 2022
www.uakron.edu/wrsd

District 6 – Ohio Northern University
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
https://www.onu.edu/camps-and-events

District 7 – Columbus State Community College
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
www.cscc.edu/docs/science

District 8 – Ohio University Lancaster
Hybrid Event
March 19, 2022
http://district8scienceday.weebly.com

District 9 – Zane State College
Hybrid Event
March 19, 2022

District 10 – Will run through OAS District 18 (see below)

District 11 – University of Cincinnati
Virtual Event
March 2022
https://cech.uc.edu/about/southwest-ohio-science-fair.html

District 12 – Ohio University
Hybrid Event
March 19, 2022
www.ohio.edu/scifair/

District 13 – Will run through OAS District 18 (see below)

District 14 – University of Rio Grande
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022
https://scienceday.rio.edu/

District 15 – Youngstown State University
In-Person Event*
March 26, 2022
www.ysu.edu/academics/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/stem-outreach/science-day

District 16 – Belmont College
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022

District 17 – Southern State Community College
(Central Campus)
Virtual Event
March 26, 2022

District 18 – The Ohio Academy of Science
Virtual Event
April 11, 2022
https://districtscienceday.stemwizard.com/

* Students who do not wish to attend an in-person event can enter the District 18 virtual fair.

HELPFUL VIDEOS

The videos below will help to guide students and parents in putting together the required pieces of each project, recording your presentation and uploading it to YouTube, and there is also an example presentation from a student.

This video will help students in putting together their 2022 Science Day requirements for virtual judging.

Videos can be recorded on cell phone and uploaded to YouTube, watch this video to learn how.

Learn how to complete the required ISEF forms and why they are needed.

Students who would like to view a sample presentation can watch Himani Pattisam present her work.

PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS

The Academy offers information and forms for teachers that are needed for students competing in State Science Day.

Forms for the International Science and Engineering Fair

Judging Rubrics

Because the 2022 State Science Day will be virtually judged, as well as a number of District Science Day projects, an updated single, judge scorecard will be used at all events to provide continuity in judging.