Science Day

The Ohio Academy of Science District 14 consists of Gallia, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto counties.

Science Day and the preparation for it is a unique and fulfilling experience for students. Through their projects, students have the opportunity to explore fields of science and to learn and practice critical thinking, inquiry, technological design, and investigative skills. Students will learn research methods, including how to obtain data, keep a research log or notebook, graph data, and develop conclusions. Science fair projects foster imagination and elevate creative thought. Students will develop and enhance organizational and communication skills, and they will learn to work independently as well as in a group. They will meet other students interested in science, and students can earn recognition for academic excellence.

Pictured is the 2023 District 14 Science Day

2023 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day

University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College Lyne Center Gymnasium (441 East College Street, Rio Grande, OH  45674)


Saturday, March 25, 2023

The registration deadline is 11:59 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Student projects will become uneditable after this date/time. After this date, projects will be reviewed by District Science Day organizers, who will communicate any issues to be corrected.

The only tiles in ProjectBoard that are required for District Science Day are the ISEF Forms, Completed Final Written Report Checklist, Abstract, and Quad Board tiles. (See ProjectBoard overview video for more information. The Completed Final Written Report Checklist tile is called the Completed Final Written Report in the video.)

Judging will be in-person, but students will present projects with ProjectBoard instead of the traditional tri-fold. Computers will be provided.

The $20 registration fee has been waived for 2023 thanks to the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University.

Prior to student registration, teachers must register to create a class code to give their students (similar to Google Classroom).


Links for State Science Day qualifiers

Help creating videos for State Science Day (scroll down that page to find the videos)

Video help for State Science Day registration (absolute deadline is April 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm)

Printed instruction slides for State Science Day registration (absolute deadline is April 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm)

Questions? Please email John Means ( or Tara Byrd (, or attend one of the Ohio Academy of Science FAQ Times on Monday, March 27 and Thursday, March 30 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Zoom

Click to join the Zoom meeting: OAS Programs FAQ Time


2023 District 14 Science Day

Student Schedule

7:30 am – 8:45 am  Registration/setup

9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Judging of projects (a list of things to do for parents and families will be provided the day of the event)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Lunch

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Awards ceremony

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Meeting with SSD qualifiers

What to Bring

• Your ProjectBoard login information

• Printed copy of final research paper

• Printed copy of abstract 

• Research notebook/journal

Information for

The 2023 Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day will be in person. The competition is open to students in grades 5-12 residing in Gallia, Lawrence, Pike, and Scioto counties. We are inviting you to join us in judging this event.

Orientation will be provided for all judges. Breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided on the day of the event. Judges should plan for a half-day commitment. When you report to the Lyne Center, please proceed to the main gym foyer for registration.


Click here to register as a judge: Judge Registration (We are not using the judge registration that you may have received from the Ohio Academy of Science.)


Southern Ohio District 14 Science Day 2023 Judges’ Schedule
7:30 am – 8:15 am  Check-in
8:15 am – 8:45 am  Judges’ orientation
9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Judging of projects
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Lunch 
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Awards ceremony

Judging will be conducted in two one-and-a-half-hour sessions. Judges will be needed for the full three hours of judging.
Judging Resources and Score Cards

Science Day

For more information

John Means

  • Professor of Chemistry

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