Believe in Ohio...
Creating a Culture of Innovation

Believe in Ohio is a free, comprehensive, curriculum-based, STEM and entrepreneurship program for Ohio high school students.

The purpose of the Believe in Ohio program is to create a “Culture of Innovation” in Ohio high schools and provide college scholarships to encourage Ohio students to remain in Ohio by focusing on the practical application of STEM and related fields and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and critical thinking skills.

If you are a teacher that would like to learn more, please visit our Why Participate page to learn more about the program from teachers who have implemented Believe in Ohio at their schools.

Listen to State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo DeMaria, talk briefly about how Believe in Ohio is furthering entrepreneurship and STEM learning in Ohio.

"This is the best program to happen in Ohio, ever."
Andrea Harpen
Blanchester High School, 2019 Region 10 ODE Teacher of the Year

listen to teachers answer your questions

Believe in Ohio is a multi-faceted program to develop student innovators

Local STEM Plan Competitions and Awards

High school students have an opportunity to develop a STEM Commercialization Plan or a STEM Business Plan for entry into a local high school competition.

Regional STEM Plan Competitions and Scholarships

Local high school plans that receive certain high scores from judges will be invited to participate in a regional competition.


Statewide STEM Plan Competitions and Scholarships

The State competition will award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to Ohio colleges and universities, post-secondary career centers and vocational schools.

STEM Entrepreneurship Innovation Forums

Attending students will participate in an extraordinary program and encouraged them to become the innovators and entrepreneurs who will create the new products, services, jobs and prosperity of the future.

Teacher Resources

Believe in Ohio provides free curriculum and a comprehensive array of teacher and student program support materials, instruction booklets, and STEM Plan templates.

Student Resources

Believe in Ohio also provides students a comprehensive array of resources to help them develop their plan.

Advocate Network

There is also a network of regional STEM Advocates to help teachers implement the program, answer questions, and provide support to participating teachers.

Click on the image above to download a PDF explaining the program in more detail.