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Upper Miami Valley Science Days - Teacher, Mentors and Parents
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The completion of individual, self-directed student research which follows scientific practices, which is peer reviewed, and for which appropriate recognition is afforded to the student, is the definitive way to create, encourage, and educate future researchers in the STEM fields. This is exactly what the Science Fair Program is designed to do. Science Fair projects also conform to the inquiry-based science curriculum required in the newest Ohio education standards.

Students participating in the program can benefit as follows:

Increased student interest and understanding of science – Science fair allows students to do more than just read about science, they get to actually do science!

Career Exploration – Many reports have shown that the highest paying jobs are science
& engineering jobs. STEM employers are continually seeking individuals with research experience.  Science fair helps our students explore the possibility of working in a science related field while increasing their scientific knowledge and understanding.

Scholarships/Awards for students - Over four million dollars of scholarships and awards are given out each year to Ohio’s State Science Day participants. Additional awards may be earned at local and district science fairs.

Putting academics first/student recognition - Science fair gives long over due recognition to our students for their many academic achievements.

Students will conduct research that usually starts in October and culminates with a poster presentation that is judged by experts in their field.  Students who receive a Superior rating qualify to present at the District Science Day in March.  Those who receive a Superior rating at Districts qualify to present at the State Science Day in May.
State Science Day Awards List

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, Upper Miami Valley area educational institutions and their science staff members, businesses & industries, STEM professionals, community organizations, parents, and interested individuals coordinated efforts to provide students, grades 6-12 in public school, private school, and home school, and residing in Champaign, Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties, the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, a comprehensive Science Fair Program.  We highly encourage students and parents to take full advantage of this educational stepping stone to a better career in a STEM field.

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** NEW **

 June 15, 2020
2020 State Science Day News Release
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 May 12, 2020
2020 UMV District Science Day results News Release
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 February 27, 2020
2019 Darke County Science Day News Release
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 February 20, 2020
2020 Champaign County Science Day News Release
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 February 13, 2020
2020 Miami County Science Day News Release
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 February 6, 2020
2019 Shelby County Science Day News Release
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 May 20, 2019
2019 State Science Day News Release
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 April 10, 2019
2019 BSEF Finalist News Release
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 March 11, 2019
2019 UMV District Science Day Results News Release
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