Leah Graham email: grahamlj@mountunion.edu office: (330) 829-8161

Dr. Chuck McClaugherty
email: mcclauca@mountunion.edu
office: (330) 823-3655
fax: (330) 823-8531

About District 13 Science Day

District 13 Science Day is one of 17 District Science Days held throughout Ohio each March. District 13 encompasses the following counties: Carroll, Stark, and Tuscarawas. Students from these counties wishing to participate in the District 13 Science Day must first receive a Superior rating from a Local Science Day.

All projects submitted for consideration at the District Level must adhere to the Science Day Standards set forth by the Junior Academy of the Ohio Academy of Science. The Science Day Standards were developed to promote fairness, safety, and ethical research. All projects must also follow the ISEF rules and guidelines of the Society for Science and the Public.

District 13 Science Day FAQ

Q: Do I have to participate in my school's science fair in order to participate at the District Level?

A: Yes. All students wishing to participate in the District 13 Science Day must participate in a Local Fair if one is offered. If one is not offered, students my submit their projects to the District 13 SRC for review and possible acceptance to District competition.

Q: Are team projects allowed?

A: Yes, but your team members must be from the same school and each member must fill-out all the required forms and pay the $25.00 fee.

Q: How much is the required fee?

A: Fees are $25.00 per participant. Checks can be made payable to The University of Mount Union with Science Day in the memo line. Some classroom teachers prefer to collect fees and have the school cut one check to Mount Union; therefore, check with your teacher before paying the participation fee.

Q: What does the fee cover?

A: A portion of each fee is used to cover materials and ribbons each student receives, as well as lunch for each participant in the University of Mount Union dining hall. The remaining amount helps cover general operating expenses for District 13 Science Day.

Q: I only want to participate in the District 13 Science Day, not the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Why do I have to follow the ISEF Rules and Guidelines and use the ISEF forms?

A: Even students who plan to only participate in the District 13 Day must follow the ISEF Rules and Guidelines and fill-out the ISEF forms. The ISEF Rules and Guidelines and Forms have been adopted by the Junior Academy of the Ohio Academy of Science as the governing regulations for District and State Science Days.

Q: I earned a Superior at my Local Science Day and want to participate at District 13 Science Day, but I have a conflict. What should I do?

A: It is possible for students from District 13 to participate at a District Science Day in another District; however, a request to do so must be submitted by District 13 Co-Directors and to the director of the district in which the student would like to participate. If you have a conflict, please contact Dr. Charles McClaugherty or Leah Graham to discuss the issue and arrange for participation in another district. Please note: Participation in a district other than the home district of a participant is at the discretion of both District Directors invovled in the request.

Q: Where is District 13 Science Day held?

A: The District 13 Science Day is held in Bracy Hall on the University of Mount Union campus in Alliance, Ohio. Please visit the University of Mount Union website for directions and information about the campus.

 

Important Dates

February 6, 2015: Last day to submit request to participate in District 13 Science Day if outside District 13 (see District Science Day page for more info)

February 20, 2015: Online participant registration closes; all fees and project forms due

February 25, 2015: Online judge and volunteer registration closes

March 7, 2015: District 13 Science Day at the University of Mount Union

May 16, 2015: State Science Day at The Ohio State University

 

 

 

Important Links

Required Forms

2015 ISEF Rules and Guidelines

Rules Wizard

Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day

OAS Science Day Guide

 

Local Fair Director Handbook

Individual Judging Form-District

Team Judging Form-District

Participant Registration

Judge Registration

Volunteer Registration