Heartland Science takes you on a journey
that begins with the geological history of Ohio-the original cornerstone of
Ohio's economy, and continues to the frontiers of knowledge - the future of
Ohio's economy. You will be limited only by your curiosity and the mind's eye.
By understanding Ohio's legacy of discovery and innovation, you will learn how
Ohioans have changed the world through science and technology.
The rest of the story needs to be told. This project will
demonstrate the broad scope and ever-expanding significance of Ohio's worldwide
contributions to science, engineering, and technology by recognizing and
interpreting the achievements of the State's citizens, institutions,
organizations, and corporations, and by stimulating curiosity and increasing
understanding of these scientific discoveries and innovations. The project will
stimulate in all Ohioans a greater curiosity, interest, appreciation, and
understanding of Ohio's rich heritage in science, engineering, and technology
and what it means to them.
It is hoped that this site will instill an
appreciation of the roles that scientists, engineers, innovators and
entrepreneurs have played in their communities. Here, for the first time, and in
one place, is recorded and interpreted the stories or episodes of significant
discovery, notable discoverers, and scientifically significant sites and
localities. The primary legacy of this project will be an educated school-age
population and members of the public who will be better able to make informed
choices on science and technology related public policy matters and issues that
affect them daily as healthy citizens, wise consumers and lifelong learners.
Heartland Science was produced by
The Ohio Academy of Science in cooperation
with The Ohio Bicentennial Commission.