Welcome

The Ohio Academy of Science District 14 consists of Gallia, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto counties.

Science Day and the preparation for it is a unique and fulfilling experience for students. Through their projects, students have the opportunity to explore fields of science and to learn and practice critical thinking, inquiry, technological design and investigative skills. Students will learn research methods, including how to obtain data, keep a research log or notebook, graph data, and develop conclusions. Science fair projects foster imagination and elevate creative thought. Students will develop and enhance organizational and communication skills, and they will learn to work independently as well as in a group. They will meet other students interested in science, and students can earn recognition for academic excellence.

Resources and Information

Students

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Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day

2020 VIRTUAL SCIENCE DAY COMING SOON!

University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College Lyne Center Gymnasium East College Street & Ridge Avenue, Rio Grande, OH  45674

Award results for the 2019 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day can be downloaded here.
 
 

District Science Days is Going Virtual!

Every effort is being made to ensure you have the opportunity to present at District 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)

You will be notified via email when the new Milestone has been added to the District Science Day registration site. This notification will include more details and further instructions.

While these details are not currently available, you will be provided with sufficient time to address the new milestone and complete the registration.

 
 
CLICK HERE TO LOG INTO STEM WIZARD.
 
Registration fee is $20 per student.
THE VIRTUAL SCIENCE DAY WILL NOT HAVE AN HOURLY SCHEDULE.
 
 
7:30 am – 8:45 am  Registration/setup
9:00 am – 11:30 am  Judging of projects (a list of things to do for parents and families will be provided the day of the event)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm  Lunch/public viewing of projects
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Awards ceremony
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Meeting with SSD and BSEF qualifiers
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Tear-down of projects
For the virtual science day, you will need a picture of your display board and a 5-8 minute video of you presenting your project.
 
 
THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT IS NEEDED FOR AN IN-PERSON SCIENCE DAY
Photo Credit Form for Posting on Display Boards (required)
Final research paper
Abstract (several copies)
Research notebook/journal
Original copies of all completed ISEF forms
The virtual science day scoring will be based on the following score cards:

 

Hypothesis Based: Individual Team

Engineering Design Based: Individual Team

Meta-analyses Based: Individual Team

2020 Sponsors

 

 

Platinum sponsor

 

Gold sponsors

 

Silver sponsor

Directions

From Gallipolis:
  • Take US-35 W towards Chillicothe
  • Take the OH-325 exit toward Vinton/Rio Grande
  • Turn LEFT onto OH-325
  • Turn LEFT onto Ridge Avenue
  • In front of Lyne Center, turn RIGHT into parking lot
From Lawrence County (eastern):
  • Take OH-7 N
  • Turn LEFT to merge onto US-35 W towards Chillicothe
  • Take the OH-325 exit toward Vinton/Rio Grande
  • Turn LEFT onto OH-325
  • Turn LEFT onto Ridge Avenue
  • In front of Lyne Center, turn RIGHT into parking lot
From Lawrence County (western):
  • Take OH-93 N
  • Continue STRAIGHT on OH-279 E
  • Turn RIGHT onto US-35 E
  • Take the OH-325 exit toward Vinton/Rio Grande
  • Turn RIGHT onto OH-325
  • Turn LEFT onto Ridge Avenue
  • In front of Lyne Center, turn RIGHT into parking lot
From Pike County:
  • Take OH-32 W toward Jackson
  • Merge onto US-35 E
  • Take the OH-325 exit toward Vinton/Rio Grande
  • Turn RIGHT onto OH-325
  • Turn LEFT onto Ridge Avenue
  • In front of Lyne Center, turn RIGHT into parking lot
From Scioto County:
  • Take US-52 E
  • Take the OH-140 exit and turn LEFT onto OH-140 E
  • Turn LEFT onto OH-93 N
  • Continue STRAIGHT on OH-279 E
  • Turn RIGHT onto US-35 E
  • Take the OH-325 exit toward Vinton/Rio Grande
  • Turn RIGHT onto OH-325
  • Turn LEFT onto Ridge Avenue
  • In front of Lyne Center, turn RIGHT into parking lot

Lyne Center

District 14 Contacts

Dr. John Means

University of Rio Grande
School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
P.O. Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674
740-245-7165
jmeans@rio.edu

Ms. Tara Byrd

Minford Middle School
135 Falcon Rd.
Minford, OH 45653
740-820-2181
tbyrd@minfordfalcons.net