2016 AJAS Meeting in Washington DC

Congratulations to these Melvin Scholars named at the 2016 OAS Annual Meeting

Each year, The Ohio Academy of Science selects the top pre-college students who presented at our Annual Meeting. These students are recognized as Melvin Scholars, and they have the opportunity to represent Ohio at the national American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) meeting. This meeting is held in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting, and AJAS provides Ohio students an opportunity to interact with the best students from across the country as well as scientific professionals from around the world.

In addition to interacting with student scientists and professionals, there are activities for the students to participate in throughout the week. For example, at the 2014 meeting in Chicago, students were able to see a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chicago Zoo and Fermi Lab. Check out the AJAS Facebook page and their photo page to see pictures of all of the events.

Please help us in congratulating the most recent students named as Melvin Scholars!

Scott Bowman - University School

Margaret Broiher - Hathaway Brown School

Rohan Garg - University School

Sukhmani Kaur - Hathaway Brown School

Graham Lane - University School

Isha Lele - Hathaway Brown School

Abigail Myers - Big Walnut HS

Cristina Rackley - Hathaway Brown School

Swathi Srinivasan - Beachwood HS

The Ohio Delegation for AJAS Boston 2017

Pictures from the OAS delegations can be found on our Facebook Page!

How do I become a Melvin Scholar?

The deadline has passed for 2017 Melvin Reports

Each Spring, to be considered for a Melvin Scholar, one must:

  1. have an abstract accepted into the OAS Annual Meeting
  2. attend the meeting and
  3. complete a Melvin Scholar Report (due May 2, 2017).

Melvin reports shall not exceed 10 typewritten pages with no additional attachments permitted. Clear, concise writing is expected. Number all pages except for the cover sheet/abstract (which is page 1). Electronic versions (use your last name as the file name) must contain the entire report in a single, Adobe PDF file. Multiple files will not be accepted.

Complete directions on how to format a Melvin Scholar Report can be found here.

Questions on how use our ScholarOne System? Our step-by-step directions can be read here, so you can follow along as you submit your Melvin Report: http://ohiosci.org/melvin-directions

What is the difference between a tri-fold posterboard and scientific poster?

The OAS Annual Meeting is a scientific meeting; therefore, we expect students to present as they would at a professional meeting. This is done by using a scientific poster. It can be printed on a large sheet of paper (from places such as FedEx-Kinkos), or an easier, cheaper option, is to use 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper.

OSU has a good site to walk students through how to develop a scientific poster: http://www.undergraduateresearch.osu.edu/nutsandbolts/posters/

The space to mount posters will be 3' x 4', so please print your poster appropriately.