Mohican District Science Day


March 24, 2018

Mohican District Science Day is the district science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Ashland, Richland, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Erie counties. Students who enter District Science Day must receive superior ratings at science fairs held locally at their own school, county, or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission. Students receiving superior ratings at the district level may then be selected to compete in the Ohio Academy of Science's State Science Fair at The Ohio State University on May 12, 2018.

The Junior Academy Council of the Ohio Academy of Science governs the Mohican District Science Fair (District 4 of the OAS); one of 14 district science days in the state. The OAS is a nonprofit organization founded to stimulate interest in the sciences, to promote research, to improve instruction in the sciences, to disseminate scientific knowledge, and to recognize high achievements in attaining these objectives. The Junior Academy Council sets quotas of students who can compete in State Science Day and sets the rules for entries and judging criteria.


Important Dates:

January 15, 2018 - On-line registration opens.

February 28, 2018 - Last day for local science fairs.

March 9, 2018 - On-line registration deadline,  with registration fees mailed or delivered to the District Office.

March 24, 2018 - Mohican District Science Day

March 29, 2018 - On-line registration deadline for qualifiers for the State Science Day.

May 12, 2018 - State Science Day


Special Awards for 2018 - Students must register for these awards** to be eligible for consideration.  Students are limited to two (2) awards.

1. Outstanding Student Awards**

a.  Four Outstanding Student Awards will be given at the Mohican District Science Day.  In order to qualify for this, the student must submit a copy of their research paper with their consent form.

b.  The Mohican District Council is limiting the number of Outstanding Student Entries to four per school.  Grades 9 through 12 will be considered.

c. The winners will receive a plaque and the Mohican Council will pay the State Science Day entry fee for the four Outstanding Students.  Please pay your fee to the State, then we will reimburse you.

2. Dean's Award**

Awarded by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University to the best interdisciplinary project; $100.00 cash award.

3. Governor's Awards **

$50.00 cash for each award (provided by the Mohican Science Council).  Please specify one of the following categories:

  • Advanced or Alternative Energy Research
  • Advanced Materials Science Research
  • Agriculture and Food Science Research
  • Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Research
  • Environmental Protection Research
  • Information Science and Technology Research

4. Geology Club of Ashland University**

Awarded to projects in the areas of Earth and Space Science and Environmental Science; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.

5. Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA)** - *FUNDING PENDING

Awarded to projects in the areas of waste water treatment and disposal; $75.00 gift card to Borders/Barnes & Noble to the winner and $25.00 to honorable mention for projects dealing with water quality and/or treatment.

6. Charles River Laboratories Award** - *FUNDING PENDING

Cash Award - awarded to projects in the areas of Biochemistry (analytical), Chemistry (analytical), and Medicine and Health (disease diagnosis and treatment).

7. Cornerstone Counseling of Ashland** - *FUNDING PENDING

Awarded to best project in Behavioral Science; Ashland University Bookstore gift certificate and award plaque.

8. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo** 

Awarded to best project in Zoology; Admission tickets to the Zoo.

9. Ohio Soybean Bio Science** - *FUNDING PENDING

3 - $100.00 awards for best projects in the area of agriculture biosciences, bioresearch, biopolymers, bio products, and/or biofuels using soybeans.  Sponsored by The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation.

10. Michael R. Hudson Outstanding Young Scientist Award

2 - $50.00 awards for best projects in grades 5-8, any category.  Sponsored by the Mohican District Science Council in memory of long-time director, Dr. Michael Hudson.

11. NEW - Wooster Local Section of the American Chemical Society Award

1 - $100 cash award for the best project in any area of Chemistry, grades 9-12.  Preference will be given to students that are from counties in the Wooster Local Section of the American Chemical Society (Ashland, Holmes, Richland, and Wayne).

*FUNDING PENDING - Funding is pending and the award will be given if approved by the sponsors.



Ashland University

Apex Clean Energy

American Augers, Inc

Clampco, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Ohio Soybean Council Cornerstone Counseling of Ashland
American Chemical Society (Wooster) Ohio Water Environment Association