2016 AJAS Meeting in Washington DC

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

Anya Razmi - Hathaway Brown School

Arya Sambandan - Solon HS

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:

  1. have an abstract accepted into the OAS Annual Meeting

  2. attend the entire meeting and

  3. 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.

Melvin Scholar Report directions and submission link 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.