State Science Day
Teacher Information

Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, the 2022 SSD will be held as an on-line virtually judged competition.

State Science Day – Fee $60.00 per student. Students can make changes to any questions, photos, videos used at District Science Day before the State Science Day registration deadline.

State Science Day Timeline:

  • May 3rd: Student projects released to judges
  • May 12th: Academy judge results due (ratings)
  • May 18th: Sponsored Award judge results due
  • June 1st: State Science Day results announced
  • June 7th – 9th: State Science Day awards ceremonies with Sponsors

Click here to review the Scholarships and Sponsored Awards Booklet


Students can qualify for State Science by earning a Superior at their District Science Day. For more information on District Science Days, visit the District Science Day page.

For Independent Students, the Ohio Academy of Science will have both an SRC (Scientific Review Committee) and an IRB (Institutional Review Board). Independent students who need an SRC or IRB approval can send an email to


State Science Day Registration Information will be posted after the District Science Days in the Spring of 2021.

The Ohio Academy of Science uses STEM Wizard for students to submit their State Science Day projects and registration


The videos below will help to guide students and parents in putting together the required pieces of each project, recording your presentation (15-minute maximum) 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. Videos should be a maximum of 15 minutes.

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.

Your students should watch this video to ensure their settings are correct in YouTube on their uploaded video.


Judging Rubric

Because the 2022 State Science Day will be virtually judged, an updated single, judge scorecard will be used to provide continuity in judging.