We're excited to see everyone Saturday March 19, 2022 at
Heritage Hall on the Athens Campus of Ohio University!
Details about the event are posted below. Remember that
the deadline for project submission will be March 1, 2022.
The District 12 Science Day (DSD) aims to highlight the
accomplishments of Southeast Ohio’s young scientists. DSD is
normally hosted at Ohio University in Athens, and is open to
5-12 grade students from Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs,
Morgan, Ross, and Vinton counties. Student projects that
receive a superior rating at DSD have the opportunity to
advance to State Science Day. The State Science will also be
held virtually this year.
Details for 2022
We are excited to be back in person this year and in a new
space (Clippinger is currently under renovation). That said,
there are still a few more restrictions than in other years.
Here are some details about this year's event:
There is no registration fee! This has been
covered by an outside grant.
Registration is due by March 1, 2022.
The event will be held in Heritage Hall on the West end
of the Athens Campus of Ohio University. This is a new
facility for the Heritage College of Osteophathic
Medicine. Heritage Hall is Building 140 on the Campus
Map, and is just off West Union (US-56) on the West
end of Campus.
Following University and CDC guidelines, at this time
the mask requirement is now optional. We certainly
continue to encourage masks for all participants. If the
COVID situation changes, masks may once again be required.
Masks were originally to be strictly enforced for Heritage
Hall as it is a medical facility.
Setup will start at 8AM on Saturday March 19 at Heritage
Hall. Only one parent per student will be allowed at
Virtual Judging for those who would like to choose this
option will be available on March 17 and 18. Contact Dr.
Kruse (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on this.
Online celebration! The awards ceremony will take place
on Zoom on Tuesday March 22 from 6:30-7:30PM. (flier)Zoom
There will not be a place for parents and
family to wait on site. You are welcome to explore the
campus or the Athens area.
Things to Do
While you are waiting for your science fair student to
finish - or after they're done - you might check out the
Family Science Saturday: The Chemistry
Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma, with contributions from some
of their colleagues in other departments, will be hosting
Family Science Saturday in the new Chemistry Building from
11AM-4PM on Saturday March 19. There will be a wide range
of activities and demos geared towards kids of all ages
(that includes parents!) Information about the Chemistry
Building can be found here.
and it is Building 100 on the Campus
Map. It is just North of Clippinger Labs if you've
been to a previous District Science Day on Campus.
Baker University Center: At the Baker
Center you'll find the West 82 Food Court, Bobcat
Depot, the Front Room Coffee Shop as well as other spots
to explore. The Baker Center is Building 23 on the Campus
OHIO STEM Professional Development Series
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public
Service, in partnership with the Ohio STEM Learning Network
(OSLN) Southeast Hub and the Ohio University Museum Complex,
has created a number of STEM-related professional development
offerings geared toward Ohio’s K-12 teachers. Our goal is to
share STEM resources and opportunities for developing
partnerships between K-12, higher education, community, and
businesses to connect and spread STEM efforts throughout the
Southeast region of the state. Check out the growing playlist
of professional development sessions on the Voinovich School’s
YouTube channel here.
Check It Out!
Check out the following Science Fair Videos from the
Appalachian STEM Enrichment Academy!