2016 AJAS Meeting in Washington DC

Congratulations to the 2017 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!

Michael Castellanos - University School

Anish Ganesh - University School

Rahul Jagetia - University School

Nipun Jayatissa - Maumee Valley Country Day

Tae-Hee Kim - Hathaway Brown School

Yuanchun Li - Hathaway Brown School

Amaya Razmi - Hathaway Brown School

Anika Rede - Hathaway Brown School

Ashwin Veeramani - University School

Michelle Yin - Hathaway Brown School


The Ohio Delegation for AJAS, Austin 2018

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:

  1. have an abstract accepted into the OAS Annual Meeting
  2. attend the meeting and
  3. complete a Melvin Scholar Report (due June 1, 2018).

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.

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.