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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2022 MELVIN SCHOLARS
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 – William 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