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

2021 State Science Day Award Winners

Team Prize:

Caylee Combs and Brynn McGrail, Grade 12, Rutherford B. Hayes High School, Delaware, Ohio
Title: Lemna minor Fertilizer as an Alternative to Commercial Fertilizer for the Growth and Runoff Quality of Glycine max

Individual Awards:
1st Place: Joonwoo Park, Grade 9, Athens High School, Chauncey, Ohio
Title: The Effects of Exogenously Applied L-Tryptophan on the Nodulation and Overall Development of Soybeans Grown in Acidic Soil

2nd Place:Kelly Dong, Grade 11, Carroll High School, Dayton, Ohio
Title: Improving Growth and Drought Tolerance of Glycine max using Ascophyllum nodosum

3rd place: Eric Goddard, Grade 11, Global Impact STEM Academy, Springfield, Ohio
Title: Do Cover Crops Affect the Nutrients Within Soil That Are Essential Good Soil Health?