Partnership Award

The Excellence in STEM Partnership Award

The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) seeks to highlight excellence in STEM education through the OSLN Excellence in STEM Partnership Award.

Nominate a partnership that supported and impacted STEM best practices in your school throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

Both partner and school will be recognized at the 2023 OSLN Ohio STEM Innovation Summit being held on May 12, 2023. Along with being recognized at the Ohio STEM Innovation Summit, the partners will be invited to a celebration dinner held on May 11, 2023, and will also be given an opportunity to present on best practices and STEM innovation at the 2024 statewide summit during a breakout session.

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Nominations must be an established partnership that prioritizes a commitment to STEM education. 

We are seeking partnerships that demonstrate a passion for the advancement of STEM education in Ohio that leads to positive student learning outcomes to impact Ohio’s economic future. 

Partners may include:

  • industry partner,
  • higher education partner,
  • community partner,
  • or a partnership within the arts.

Additional Documentation

Two letters of support. These letters need to be from the following list:

  • A teacher from the partner school
  • An administrator from the partner school
  • A member of the governing body of the partner school/district
  • Nominated business partner 

Letters should be 500 words or less and give a description of the history and relationship between the partner and the school, the vision the partner has for STEM education, and the impacts the partnership has made on the students within their influence.


  • Monday, October 23, 2023: Nominations open
  • Monday, February 5, 2024: Nominations close at 11:59p
  • Monday, March 11, 2024: Awardees notified
  • Monday, June 3, 2024: Awards granted and announced with celebration dinner

Award Submission Requirements

Must be completed by a school or district administrator, or a school partner representative. 

Past winners

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF®) STEM High School

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Dina Popa is the Instructional Leader for Akron STEM High School

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Joni Fitch is the Director of Community Affairs & Engagement at Goodyear

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