American Junior Academy of Science


American Junior Academy of Science

Each year, The Ohio Academy of Science recognizes and rewards pre-college, student researchers as Melvin Scholars. These students (Melvin Scholars) will 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.  AJAS provides Ohio students an opportunity to interact with other student researchers 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.

AJAS is very unique because it is not a competition, rather it is a conference that celebrates student success by introducing them to the social, cultural, intellectual, and professional aspects of STEM professions.

Melvin Scholars are selected based upon the quality of their research presented at the Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair.


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

Laasya Acharya – William Mason High School in Mason

William Berschback – Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School

Mihai Crisan – Upper Arlington High School

Carlton Cort – The University School

Johan Demessie – William Mason Hight School

Luke Doseck & Joseph Wright – Dayton Regional STEM School

Claire English – Mentor High School

Kaitlyn Ernst – Laurel School

Thomas Franklin – Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School

Raymond Flowers – Sylvania Northview High School

Janu Gadthula & Tanya Keskar  РWilliam Mason High School

Kara Jones – Central Christian

Vishwum Kapadia – The University School

Destynn Keuchel – Hawken School

Haasini Mendu – William Mason High School

Nathan Mu – The University School

Deepthisri Paruchuri – Olentangy High School

Ramya Rajan – William Mason High School

Maya Sarikonda – Sylvania Northview High School

Shreya Singh – Centerville High School

Nathan Snizik – Carroll High School

Maya Tang – Hathaway Brown

Neil Tivakaran – Carroll High School

Seth Tivakaran – Carroll High School

Alexander Vincenti – The University School

Weining Wang – The University School

Katherine Wronowski – Turpin High School

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