The Ohio Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio are pleased to announce that the State of Ohio is providing $2 million in funding to re-launch the Believe in Ohio program

Believe in Ohio is a free, comprehensive, experiential learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) entrepreneurship and innovation program for Ohio high school students that was collaboratively developed by The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio (EEO).

Funded by the State of Ohio, this program has successfully reached more than 10,000 students from more than 150 high schools across every part of Ohio. These students successfully completed nearly 8,000 STEM Commercialization and STEM Business Plans, with more than $1.2 million in awards and scholarships to Ohio colleges and universities.

The success of the Believe in Ohio program is built on preparing students to meet the demands of the labor market in a time of rapid technological change and industry disruption. Today’s students will need to be prepared with strong STEM backgrounds and the opportunity to apply this learning with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Specific details on how Ohio’s STEM and business/economics teachers and their students can participate in the Believe in Ohio program will be available in mid-September. Educators who wish to receive advance information about participating in the program are encouraged to complete the form below:

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About The Ohio Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio

Founded in 1891, The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) is a membership-based, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization. The OAS is the leading organization in Ohio to foster curiosity, discovery, and innovation and to unite all who value education, science, engineering, technology, or their applications to benefit society. In addition to its pre-college student programs (District and State Science Day and Believe in Ohio) the OAS conducts an annual meeting which brings together scientists and students from all disciplines across the state and publishes an international, multidisciplinary, scientific journal. www.ohiosci.org

Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio (EEO) is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation formed for the educational and charitable purpose of promoting student and community awareness as to the challenges and opportunities the changing regional, national and global economies present for the future. It provides educational instruction, curriculum, mentoring and other information that help develop the entrepreneurial, economic, business, and scientific literacy of students and the community that will be needed for the 21st Century. www.EEOhio.org