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

2019 State Science Day Award Winners

Team Prize:

Arvind Prasad and Govind Nadathur, 10th Grade, Sycamore High School, Grade: 10
Title: Optimizing Hydrogels in Cosmetics: Creating Effective Self-Assembled Nanostructures Coupled with an Antioxidant-Rich and High SPF Pollution-fighting Soybean Oil Cream

Individual Awards:
1st Place: Grant Arnold, 11th grade, Carroll High School
Title: Nutrients in Glycine Max Amidst Temperature Increase

2nd Place: Abigail May, 10th grade, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Title: Impact of different Chemical on Plant Types

3rd place: Emily Swope, 8th grade, Bloom Carroll Middle School
Title of project: The Effect of Seed Storage Conditions on the Drought-Tolerance of Soybean Plants