Mohican District Science Day

MOHICAN DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR

MARCH 26, 2022

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 Virtual State Science Fair.  Judging for the state fair begins on May 3, 2022.

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.

The Mohican District Science Council is pleased to announce that the Mohican District Science Fair will be in-person once again this year.  The goal of the state was to return to a traditional, in-person State Science Fair this year; but because some of the other districts have chosen to continue with the virtual format, the state will once again be virtual with judging from May 3 - May 12.

The Ashland University Convocation Center has been reserved for the Mohican District Science Fair on March 26, 2022.

For information concerning the state science fair, visit The Ohio Academy of Science website at https://www.ohiosci.org/2021-district-state-science-day.

Important Dates:

  • February 1, 2022 - On-line registration opens.
  • February 25, 2022 - Last day for local science fairs.
  • March 4, 2022 - On-line registration deadline, with registration fees ($30.00 per participant) mailed (or delivered) to the District Office at:
    Mohican District Science Day
    c/o Jeff Steele
    401 College Avenue
    College of Arts & Sciences
    Ashland University
    Ashland, Ohio 44085
  • March 26, 2022 - Mohican District Science Day
  • March 31, 2022 - On-line registration deadline for qualifiers for the State Science Day.
  • May 3, 2022 - State Science Day virtual judging begins

 

Special Awards

- Students must register for these awards** to be eligible for consideration. Students are limited to two (2) awards.  (All students who qualify will be considered for the awards that do not require registration.)

(Please bring your social security number to science day in order to fill out a W-9 form if you apply for a cash award or Outstanding Student Award.  If you win the award, Ashland University will NOT issue checks to individuals without a W-9 form.)

  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 $60.00 cash award.

  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
    • Advanced Materials 
    • Biotechnology and Biomedical Technologies
    • Information Science and Technology
  4. Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA)**
  5. Awarded to projects in the areas of waste water treatment and disposal. Winner: $100 check for best project along with a letter of appreciation and certificate (at Awards Ceremony). Honorary Mention: $50 check along with a letter of appreciation and certificate (at Awards Ceremony).

  6. Charles River Laboratories Award**

    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**

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

  8. Ohio Soybean Bio Science**
  9. 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. 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).

  12. Ohio Tuition Trust Authority (OTTA) Scholarship 

    2 - $250 Scholarships provided by the OTTA. These scholarships will be funded in Ohio 529 accounts - it will not be a direct payment to the student. Only students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 are eligible and must earn a superior rating at the District Science Fair.

  13. The Dr. Josh Poorbaugh Bio Achievement Award I

  14. Award of $250 presented to each of two winners grades 9-12 sponsored by Grandpa's Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates

    Award presented to outstanding research project relating to Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or Cellular & Molecular Biology. Award recipients will be selected for the best projects in grades 9-12 based on project accuracy, innovation, originality and enthusiasm for area of research. Projects will be judged by the Mohican District Science Council on behalf of Grandpa's Cheesebarn. Two awards will be given.

  15. The Dr. Josh Poorbaugh Bio Achievement Award II

    Award of $50 presented to each of two winners grades 5-8 sponsored by Grandpa's Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates.

    Award presented to outstanding research project relating to Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or Cellular & Molecular Biology. Award recipients will be selected for the best projects in grades 5-8 based on project accuracy, innovation, originality and enthusiasm for area of research. Projects will be judged by the Mohican District Science Council on behalf of Grandpa's Cheesebarn. Two awards will be given.

  16. JLG Excellence in Engineering

                 $100 Amazon gift card, a model of one of the JLG machines, and an award certificate presented to the 4 (four) best projects in mechanical or electrical engineering (robotics or building/construction, machines, physics)

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