Congratulations to the 2019 Melvin Scholars
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. These activities include interactive laboratory experiences, field trips, plenary lectures, and small group meetings with world renowned scientists and engineers.
Please help us in congratulating the most recent students named as Melvin Scholars!
Laalitya Acharya - William Mason HS
Garrett Blum - University School
Jessica Chang - Hathaway Brown School
Ryan Devine - University School
Neha Devireddy - Beaumont School
Michelle Dong - Hathaway Brown School
Grace Elhindi - Beaumont School
Prajwal Guruprasad - University School
Ella Kazazic - Hathaway Brown School
Sophia Laye - Hathaway Brown School
Carmen Pape - Rutherford B. Hayes HS
Tejal Pendekanti- Hathaway Brown School
Shruthi Ravichandran - Hathaway Brown School
Sejal Sangani- Hathaway Brown School
Mukund Seshadri - Dublin Coffman HS
Lina Zein - Hathaway Brown HS
Aaron Ziegler - Seven Hills HS
The 2019 Ohio Delegation for AJAS, Washington DC.
Pictures from the OAS delegations can be found on our Facebook Page!
How do I become a Melvin Scholar?
Each Spring, to be considered for a Melvin Scholar, one must:
have an abstract accepted into the OAS Annual Meeting
attend the entire meeting and
complete a Melvin Scholar Report (due June 20, 2019).
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.
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.