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

Welcome to District 13 Science Day!!

Important Ohio District 13 Science Day Information!
Saturday March 7, 2015

University of Mount Union Map
Bracy Hall Map* *It's okay if you don't know your Project ID. You will receive this information on your folder when you check-in at registration
2015 Schedule of Events
Participant Instructions
Participants should arrive between 7:30am-8:30am to check-in and set up their projects at the University of Mount Union, Bracy Hall. Judging will begin promptly at 8:45am through 11:45am

Early Judging Students
Only students who have submitted early judging forms, will be allowed to be judged early. The "Early Judging Form" was to be submitted by teachers by the due date listed*. The forms were emailed to ALL teachers multiple times before the due date.

Early judging participants should arrive between 7:30am-8:00am for check-in and project set up. Early Judging will go from 8:00am-8:45am. Students should take their projects after they are judged or should have someone remove them from the early judging room by 2:30pm Saturday March 7, 2015.

*If we never received students' early judging forms from teachers by the deadline, students will not be judged early. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Weather/Snow Cancellation: It is highly unlikely we will cancel the Ohio District 13 Science Day due to the weather. The forecast looks clear for Friday and Saturday March 6 & 7. If we do need to cancel to reschedule, we will make the decision and post on our website by Tuesday March 3 at 5pm. If there is no posting, it means the Ohio District 13 Science Day will proceed as scheduled for Saturday March 7, 2015.

 

Science Day Saturday March 7, 2015!

The University of Mount Union is proud to be the host for the annual Ohio District 13 Science Day!

Ohio District 13 Science Fair is one of 17 District Science Fairs in Ohio and is governed by the Junior Academy of the Ohio Academy of Science. Our District Council is responsible for the organization of this fair each year. This fair is open to 5th*-12th graders from the following counties: Carroll, Stark, and Tuscarawas. Students must receieve a Superior rating at their local science fair in order to compete at the District level.

*5th and 6th graders may compete at the District level; however, they may only proceed to the State level if the District 13 quota is not filled by 7th-12th graders. Any student wishing to compete at the State level must receive a Superior rating at the District level.

All participants are still required to use the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair forms, as those are the forms the Ohio Academy of Science requires for participation in Local, District, and State Science Days!

 District 13 Science Day Fair Affiliations

The District 13 Science Day is affiliated with Broadcom Masters again for 2014-15, where the top 10% of 6th-8th grader projects at District 13 Science Day advance to compete in Broadcom Masters.

9th - 12th grade students at District 13 Science Day who qualify for our District 13 Science Day BSEF quota, will be eligible to compete in the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair at the end of March 2015. The Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair is an opportunity, where students compete to advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for about $5 million in awards in17 categories."-ISEF website

ASM International Canton-Massillon Chapter District 13 Science Day Resources
Connect with ASM Mentors for students
ASM suggested Science Day Ideas for projects

Note: Students who are home-schooled or come from schools where local science fairs are not held may submit their projects to the District 13 Scientific Review Committee for possible entry into Ohio District 13 Science Day; however, all projects must follow the Ohio Academy of Science Science Day Standards and be submitted for review no later than February 6, 2015.

Frequently Asked Question about Project Displays:
Are computers allowed for presentations with project displays?
From OAS Student Participation Guidelines
“Battery-powered computers may be used only for simulation, modelling, animation or data display integral and essential to understand, analyze or interpret project results.; MAY NOT [be used] for general Power Point TM or other visual or sound presentations.  Electricity will not be provided”

 

 

 

 

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*