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2020 Awards Slide Show

Note: This is a slide-show that students can use with their family to simulate a real award ceremony.

2020 Results (click links to see PDF)



Thank You to Our 2020 General Sponsors

  • The University of Akron
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (The University of Akron)
  • Department of Polymer Engineering (The University of Akron)
  • Leidy Engineering Sales, Inc.
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program
  • OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
  • Reuther Mold & Manufacturing Co.
  • Rubber Division, ACS
  • Society of Plastics Engineers - Akron Section
  • University of Akron Research Foundation


Note for State Qualifiers

State qualifiers should log into STEMWizard to check their mail for instructions to register for State Science Day.

Registration is from 5/14 through 5/18.

https://oasd5.stemwizard.com/

Return to WRD5 Homepage

IMPORTANT LINKS - DISTRICT 5

DISTRICT 5 SCIENCE DAY:
March 21, 2020

REGISTRATION LINKS:

OTHER IMPORTANT DISTRICT 5 LINKS:

IMPORTANT LINKS - STATE

STATE SCIENCE DAY:
Date is 05/20/20

  • State Science Day Website - Hover over the "Science Day" Tab
    • Teacher's Technical Guide to Writing for STEM
    • Required forms, judging categories and judging form templates
    • Student Guide and Teacher's Guide
    • What is NOT ALLOWED at a PROJECT DISPLAY (NEWER RULES!!)
  • UPDATED! Science Day Standards - First page summarizes 2020 changes!
  • Student Resources
  • Teacher's Resources (including "Teacher Guide to State Science Day" with a section on "Planning a Science Day at your school."

PROJECT IDEAS

OTHER LINKS

Welcome to the Western Reserve District 5 Website

This Year's District 5 Science Day: Saturday, March 21, 2020

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/14/20.

Thanks to everyone that helped make the spring 2019 WRD5 Science Day a success!

The Western Reserve District 5 Science Day is one of the 16 District Science Fairs held in Ohio each spring under the Ohio Junior Academy on Science. This year's event will be held on March 21st at The University of Akron.

Students in grades 5-12 prepared projects in one of the following areas: Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Earth and Envioronmental Science, Embedded Systems, Energy: Physical, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Anatomy, Plant Sciences, Polymer Science and Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Systems Software, Translational Medical Science.

We hope everyone enjoyed their experience and grew from it.

Please see the links at the bottom left for previous years' Results of Judging.

At Large Fair - Check out this page if your school doesn't have a Science Day, but you want to do a Science Project.

IMPORTANT NOTES - PLEASE READ!

  1. Same categories as last year: https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef-categories-and-subcategories
  2. Teachers must register on STEMWizard: http://uakron.edu/wrsd/register-teacher. Please do A.S.A.P. (If you participated last year as a teacher, you are already registered - Please use last year's login/password.)
  3. ISEF 2019 forms available: http://uakron.edu/wrsd/forms-download.dot.
  4. UAkron has 3 required forms and a Research Plan Template with Abstract notes and Photo Permission Form: http://uakron.edu/wrsd/forms-download.dot.
  5. To participate at a District Science Day, students must first present their project at a school or community Science Day and receive a "Superior" rating.
  6. Registration Deadline for District Science Day is Friday, February 14th, 2020.
  7. Registration fees are not refundable - be sure to check your calendar for March 21, 2020 before paying.

Questions? Please email scienceday@uakron.edu

NEW THIS YEAR!

NEW Judging Cards: http://www.ohiosci.org/judging-cards

Some new policies related to accommodations, preventing harassment, and what is "meta-analysis": https://static1.squarespace.com/static/545d32b5e4b0719cb5aae580/t/5d606407d0bba6000151b517/1566598152916/SCIENCE+DAY+STANDARDS+09-01-19.pdf - First page.

NO LATE FEES this year, BUT the following deadlines will be STRICTLY held: Registration, payment, milestones (green or marked with an hourglass ⧗) and forms upload should be completed by Friday, Feb. 14th. Corrected forms and corrected milestones (if needed) must be uploaded/fixed by Friday, March 6th or student may be disqualified. Log into STEMWizard frequently to check messages and milestones. We will communicate regarding required fixes.

Again this year: Students, at this year’s Western Reserve District 5 Science Day you will have an opportunity to qualify for the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair hosted by COSI on April 4, 2020. This is in addition to potentially qualifying for the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day on 05/20/2020 here: http://www.ohiosci.org/ssd.

What is the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair?
As a program of The Ohio Academy of Science, the Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair (BSEF) provides Ohio's students in grades 9-12 with an opportunity to qualify for the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). The ISEF is the largest and most prestigious science fair in the world. Each year over 1,700 students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories around the world gather to compete for nearly $5,000,000 in awards and scholarships. For information please visit Intel ISEF.

How do I get to the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair?
Each District Science Day is allocated a certain number of students (grades 9-12 only) they can advance to BSEF. These selected students may then compete at the BSEF for the opportunity to advance to the ISEF. The allocation numbers are tentative, but District 5 Science Day at the University of Akron is currently allocated 27 projects to advance to BSEF. The BSEF currently plans to send 6 students to ISEF.

Contacts

Dr. Ali Dhinojwala
Director, Western Reserve District 5 Science Day
Department of Polymer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3909
ali4@uakron.edu


Sheila King
Co-Director, Western Reserve District 5 Science Day
Sr. Project Engineer, Software Netlinx Embedded Engineering Rockwell Automation
shking@ra.rockwell.com


Laurel Lohrey & John Fellenstein
Coordinators, Western Reserve District 5 Science Day
Polymer Engineering Academic Center 102
Akron, OH 44325-0301
scienceday@uakron.edu

Results of Judging

2020 Results
2019 Results
2018 Results
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results

  

Future WRD5 Science Day Dates

03/21/2020
03/20/2021
03/19/2022
03/18/2023
03/16/2024