District 12 District Science Day


District Science Day - 2022 - March 19

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.

2022 ISEF Rules and Guidelines

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 setup.
  • Virtual Judging for those who would like to choose this option will be available on March 17 and 18. Contact Dr. Kruse (krusen@ohio.edu) 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 Meeting link
  • 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 following:

  • 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 Map.

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!