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

2020 State Science Day Award Winners

Team Prize:

Joel Cheruiyot and Adam Kauh, 7th Grade, Walnut Springs Middle School
Title: The Miracle Formula

Individual Awards:
1st Place: Lohith Savardekar, 11th grade, Dublin Coffman High School
Title: Exploring the Fuel Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Biofuels

2nd Place: Ellie Erich, 11th grade, Carroll High School
Title: The Effect of Acoustic Waves on Glycine Max Growth: Phase 2

3rd place: Abigail May, 11th grade, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Title: The Impact of Nitrogen Inclusive Fertilizers on Glycine max and Water Runoff