Welcome to 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).


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In addition, since 2014, more than 8,000 students and teachers have attended one of 43 STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forums held at seventeen colleges and universities across Ohio. Students who attended Forums participated in an extraordinary program that opened their eyes to the future and inspired them to “think outside the box”. At the end of each Forum, students working in teams were given an opportunity to “pitch” their innovative product ideas and problem-solving solutions to their peers.

Due to 2017-2018 state budget shortfalls, Believe in Ohio did not receive continued funding and had to be suspended. However, with state funding restored in the recently approved state budget, the Believe in Ohio program is being relaunched for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

Listen to teachers who participated in the 2016 Believe in Ohio Program!