OSCF Science Fair

Soybean Science

Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF), the Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) Science Fair offers the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award for the best projects using soybeans in the areas of agriculture biosciences, bioresources, biopolymers, bioproducts, biofuels, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and/or earth and environmental sciences.

We offer awards to the best science projects from the district competition and the State Science Day, held on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus.


State Science Day
Grades 5–12
Award: 1st place: $1,000, 2nd place: $500, 3rd place: $250
Team award: $1000 to be split among team members

District Science Day
Grades 5–12
Award: up to three $100 awards in each of the 17 districts

2018 State Science Day Award Winners

Team Prize:
Spencer Rettkowski and Colin Doss, 7th grade Holy Family School, Stowe, OH
Title: Freeze, Seed! A Soybean Project

Individual Awards:
1st place: Abigail Hissong, 12th grade, Milton-Union High School
Title: The Effects of Fungicide on the Growth and Yields of Corn and Soybeans

2nd Place: Sarah Seeley, 12th grade, Benjamin Logan High School
Title: Soybean Peroxidase

3rd place: Lohith Savardekar, 7th grade, Dublin Coffman High School
Title of project: Exploring Nitrate Runoff Levels in GMO vs. Non-GMO Soybean Plants