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

For Students

Use the information on this page to make sure your project is ready for the District 13 Science Fair. The first thing you should do is check out the Science Fair Workbook (link on the right under "Important Links" section), a collection of resources compiled for all District 13 participants and their parents.

Completing a Science Research Project

Science Research Projects can seem a little overwhelming at first. The best thing you can do is have a clear vision of your project and a well-developed timeline to help you manage your work.

Steps for Completing a Science Research Project

Filling out the paperwork

Identify your topic

Research your topic

Establish your purpose

Plan experiment

Conduct experiment

Analyze results and establish conclusion

Write the research paper and abstract

Complete physical display

Prepare and practice presentation

For Parents

Please view the resources on this page and accompanying pages with your child. A Science Research Project is a major undertaking and can quickly become overwhelming to children. Help your child see the value in completing a Science Research Project by being an active participant in the process. Remember, though, that your child will be participating in the judging process and during that process it becomes readily apparent if a project has been completed by the child or the child's parents.

Role of Parents During Science Day

During judging, parents and families are not permitted in Bracy Hall. You may provide your own entertainment in the Alliance area. Students will be released for lunch, at which time you can reconnect with them. You are welcome to join participants for lunch in the Mount Union Dining Hall by purchasing a ticket in the Bracy Hall Lobby the morning of Science Day.

Parents and families are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony. Cameras and video recording are permitted as well!

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; EARLY JUDGING notifications DUE

February 25, 2015: Online judge and volunteer registration closes

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

April 4th, 2015: Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair, Columbus Ohio

May 10-15, 2014: International Science and Engineering Fair Pittsburgh, PA

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




Important Links

Required Forms

2015 ISEF Rules and Guidelines

Rules Wizard

District 13 Student Handbook

Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day

OAS Science Day Student Guide

OAS Science Day Teacher Guide

OAS What is NOT allowed at a project display


Local Fair Director Handbook

Individual Judging Form

Team Judging Form

*REGISTRATION is now open!

Participant Registration*

Judge Registration*

Volunteer Registration*