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OSLN STEM Excellence Awards open for nominations

Do you have a phenomenal STEM educator in your building? Is there an outstanding leader in your school or district that encourages innovation? Is your colleague leading the charge in advocating for STEM? Applications for our 2020 OSLN STEM Excellence Awards are now open! The STEM Excellence Awards will recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district administrator, and an outstanding advocate for STEM education. Help us find the trailblazers in your community who are expanding access to quality STEM education. The […]

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Essay contest: Deadline extended and read student’s winning essay

The deadline for the OSLN Student Essay contest has been extended to April 12, 11:59 p.m. STEM school students, we want to hear your answer to the prompt below! To share her story of perseverance, meet Erica Barnes, one of the first winners of the contest. Erica wrote to us as a junior at the NIHF STEM High School in Akron, Ohio. Students of Ohio STEM schools, learn more and submit your essays here. 2020 OSLN Essay Contest Prompt Tell […]

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2020 OSLN Student Essay Contest

It’s more important than ever to hear how Ohio’s STEM students collaborate, think critically, and persevere through difficulties. OSLN’s Student Essay Contest is back for a fourth year. We’ve been thrilled and challenged by thoughtful responses from hundreds of students over the years. Our first high school winner, Erica Barnes, taught us how middle and high schoolers can persevere through personal challenges in and out of school. Madelyn Zarembka wrote thoughtfully about her own community’s carbon footprint. Madrica Arnold investigated […]

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Dual interview: Applying and winning the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant

Through April 1, eligible Ohio farmers can nominate their local public school district to apply for $15,000 STEM grants through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Once nominated, school districts can submit applications to compete for the grants to help pay for projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. Since the grant is more involved than just submitting an application, this post is a double feature. Jeanne Gogolski is one of the state’s top experts […]

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Students, policymakers to gather at first Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium

Ohio, with its storied history in the field of human flight, would seem the perfect place for research in the next bold step in air transportation – autonomous flight. This next breakthrough in air travel, and what is happening in the field in Ohio and worldwide, will be discussed at the upcoming Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium. The speakers and panelists at the symposium, which will take place Feb. 27 at the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center on Ohio […]

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Students bring the “Magic of Lights” to Northeast Ohio

Colorful, twinkling lights of the holiday season can inspire awe and wonder in adults and children alike. But in northeastern Ohio, kids of elementary and high school age have created light displays for an annual drive-through show that draws tens of thousands of visitors and raises money for local charities. Magic of Lights, held from late November through early January, is billed as the region’s largest holiday light attraction. Using the latest LED technology and digital animation, the event includes […]

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Report: How Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools measure up (2018-2019)

Each year, we combine the data reported by the Ohio Department of Education with surveys of Ohio’s STEM and STEAM designated schools. This provides a detailed picture of Ohio’s growing and diverse community of schools. In each of these 69 schools, students experience a model that pairs career preparation with innovative teaching, college credits, industry credentials, and local business needs. Here are just a few of the key highlights from this year’s report. Inside Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools: Students earned more […]

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Students connected with Ohio lawmakers at first Computer Science Advocacy Day

A huge thank you to the many young leaders and the dedicated educators who made today’s Computer Science Advocacy Day a success! Specific thanks to our student advocates: Tayla Robinson from Dayton Regional STEM School and Bhawana Khatiwada from Reynoldburg’s eSTEM Academy.  Read the press release below for more information, share this flyer, and talk to your Senator or Representative about the importance of quality computer science education. Our album of pictures from the event is here, including visits from […]

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Cyber Monday deals for STEM classrooms

It’s the biggest shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday. Looking to fill the shelves of your classroom? We know you’re working on a tight budget – here’s a quick rundown of a few of the deals that caught our eyes this morning. Looking to do more with STEM without spending a dime? Here’s one of our favorite “unplugged” lessons on computer science that relies on just a few regular classroom supplies. Membership in the National Science Teaching Association: Down […]

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Changes at Chase STEMM Academy create impressive gains

Good things are happening fast at Chase STEMM Academy. The K-8 building in the Toledo Public district earned an overall grade of “B” on its latest School Report Card from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), after logging an “F” in 2015. Chase also has received statewide honors, being named an Ohio School to Watch by ODE and earning the department’s Momentum Award. How has the urban school come so far so quickly? We asked principal Jack Hunter about the […]

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