District Science Days are held on college and university campuses and are administered by the University Councilperson, School Councilperson, and the District Council. Currently 17 colleges and universities host District Science Days.
District Science Days accept superior-rated students from Local Science Days.
Student displays for district science day should conform to the guidelines for state science day. Specifically excluded items are detailed here.
Student displays should include only their research paper, their lab notebook, and their display board.
Students within Ohio District 17 in grades 5 through 12 are expected to participate in their local school’s science fair or academic fair. Those who receive a superior rating at their local science or academic fair are eligible to participate in the Southwest Ohio Science Day event.
Students who are legal full-time residents of one of the District 17 counties and who attend schools that do not have a local science fair or academic fair, may send their entry application packages directly to the Southwest Ohio Science Day registrar.
They must, however, include a copy of their complete research report. We pre-judge the written research report of all projects that have not been judged superior at a school science fair or academic fair held within the district. We may require proof of residency and age if necessary.
Students who will reach age 21 on or before the event date are not eligible to participate.
Project ideas include, but are not limited to: behavioral science, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth/space sciences, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology.