State Science Day

"...pinnacle of student originated, inquiry-based science education." 

Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research


State Science Day logoState Science Day is organized and sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science, and is the equivalent of a state championship for student science projects.  The primary objective of State Science Day is to provide an opportunity for young students to demonstrate their abilities and interests in science through individual experimentation and research. The OEEF provides $12,500 annually as a major sponsor of this event.

Each year more than 35,000 Ohio students at more than 1,000 schools participate in local science fairs and are judged on knowledge achieved, effective use of scientific method, clarity of expression, originality and creativity.  Students who achieve superior ratings are invited to participate in district science fairs. On State Science Day, more than 1,000 students from grades 5-12, having each received a superior rating at district science fairs, participate in State Science Day and may be eligible for more than $1.7 million in scholarships and awards.

Click here for 2020 Governor's Award Winners for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research

Virtual award Ceremony and Discussion between Ohio EPA Director Stevenson and the 2020 Governor’s Award Recipient

For more information about State Science Day, please visit their website.

For additional information about these Governor’s Awards, please contact:

Ohio EPA
Office of Environmental Education
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Phone: (614) 644-2873