Welcome to the Believe in Ohio Program

Believe in Ohio is a free, comprehensive, experiential learning STEM, 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).


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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.

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.

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About our Teams

The Ohio Academy of Science – was founded in 1891 to promote science and science education in Ohio. The Academy conducts numerous pre-college student-programs to encourage STEM education and to provide a venue where student-scientists can interact with other students and scientists from across Ohio. In addition, OAS hosts an Annual Meeting and publishes a scientific journal The Ohio Journal of Science that focuses on the science being done in Ohio, as well as the science that is directly impacting Ohio.

Entrepreneurship Engagement Ohio – Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio (EEO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote student and community awareness as to the challenges and opportunities the changing regional, national and global economies present for the future; and to provide educational instruction, curriculum, research, training, mentoring and other information that helps develop the entrepreneurial, economic, business, and scientific literacy of students and the community, and other 21st Century skills that may be needed for the future.