Independent Projects

Research Students are Melvin Scholars

Four Upper School students have been named 2024 Melvin Scholars. Congratulations to Justice Arai '24, Niklas Rietsch '25, Ryan Wang '25, and Kingsten Lin '25.

Each year, The Ohio Academy of Science recognizes and rewards pre-college, student researchers as Melvin Scholars. These students 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 allows Ohio students to interact with other student researchers from across the country and 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 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.
    • Justice Arai '24, Niklas Rietsch '25, Ryan Wang '25, and Kingsten Lin '25

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