Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

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57th Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

March 11-13, 2020


Congratulations to the 2020 Ohio student who placed at virtual National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Poster Presentations

1st place: Shruthi Ravichandran, Hathaway Brown (Cleveland)
“Site-Specific Delivery of Immune Agonists for Antitumoral Response of the Tumor Microenvironment”


Congratulations to our 2020 OJSHS Research Paper Award Winners

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1st Place Winner — Aditi Kumari, Olentangy High School, “Investigating the Role of Thrombospondin-2 in Extracellular Matrix Formation and Fibroblast Migration in Diabetes”

$2,000 College Scholarship sponsored by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force

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2nd Place Winner — Anya Razmi, Hathaway Brown, “Impact of Haltere Removal on Gravitational Perception and Takeoff in Dipteran Insects”

$1,500 Ohio JSHS College Scholarship sponsored by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force

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3rd Place Winner — Kavita Parikh, Ottawa Hills High School, “The Quest to Conquer Thermal Expansion: Non-hydrolytic sol-gel synthesis and characterization of Al 2-xInxW3O12 Negative Thermal Expansion Materials”

$1000 Ohio JSHS College Scholarship sponsored by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force

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4th Place Winner — Nathan Mu, University School, “Developing EDTA-polymerized Cyclodextrin as a Drug-Delivering Polymer For Use in a Coronary Drug-Eluting Stent Coating”

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5th Place Winner — Shruthi Ravichandran, Hathaway Brown, “Site-Specific Delivery of Immune Agonists for Antitumoral Response of the Tumor Microenvironment”

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1st Alternate — Sohum Kapadia, University School, “Dimensions and Geometry of the Mitral and Tricuspid Valves in Normal and Diseased States”

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2nd Alternate — Dawei Liu, Sylvania Southview, “The Enhancement of Doxorubicin-Induced Apoptosis in U2OS Cells in the Presence of Hyperthermia”

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Colonel George F. Leist Distinguished Teacher Award — Jeremy Nixon, Ottawa Hills High School


For the 2020 National Virtual Competition, students can anticipate the following awards:

Oral Competition

  • Eight $12,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National research paper competition
  • Eight $8,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National research paper competition
  • Eight $4,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National research paper competition

Poster Competition

  • Eight $550 cash awards awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National poster competition
  • Eight $450 cash awards awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National poster competition
  • Eight $350 cash awards awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National poster competition

About: The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) research. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers.

JSHS invites high school students to report on the results of their original research investigations in STEM and compete for scholarships and recognition at university-held regional symposia. In Ohio, the symposium is annually held at Bowling Green State University and sponsored by BGSU and the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education at BGSU.  All students in grades 9-12 enrolled in public, private, or home schools are eligible to participate in their local Regional Symposium. See Rules of Competition for eligibility details.

Application Information: Eligible students, may enter his or her research paper in the Ohio JSHS by submitting documentation of a personally conducted research study to the Director of the Ohio JSHS by the specific deadline. These papers are screened by professionals in their fields represented by the papers. Finalists are selected and subsequently present their papers at the annual OJSHS Symposium.. We encourage all students to check detailed "Guidelines for Preparation and Presentation of Student Research" by logging on the National JSHS homepage. The research must be original, and must be performed by the high school student. The same paper may also be submitted to other science programs and symposia. A poster session will be available for students to present research work that is still in progress.

Students who have conducted an original research investigation in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics and who wish to present their research at a regional symposium must...

Prepare and submit a written report (e.g. abstract and/or paper) according to the regional guidelines; and be prepared to orally deliver the results of their original research to the symposium.

A judging committee, formed by the regional symposium, reviews the written reports (e.g. abstract and/or paper) and selects students to orally present the results of their research investigation to the regional symposium audience. The judging continues during the oral presentations, and awards finalists are selected.

Many representatives from colleges, universities, and various industries want to provide experiences for secondary school students to conduct worthwhile scientific research. Many of these students present their research findings at the Ohio JSHS and then go on to the National JSHS.
Additional secondary school students (delegates) and their teachers are encouraged to attend the Ohio JSHS to interact with science students who have performed scientific research.

Please see registration tab at left for information on how to register for OJSHS


About: The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) research. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers.

JSHS invites high school students to report on the results of their original research investigations in STEM and compete for scholarships and recognition at university-held regional symposia. In Ohio, the symposium is annually held at Bowling Green State University and sponsored by BGSU and the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education at BGSU.  All students in grades 9-12 enrolled in public, private, or home schools are eligible to participate in their local Regional Symposium. See Rules of Competition for eligibility details.

Application Information: Eligible students, may enter his or her research paper in the Ohio JSHS by submitting documentation of a personally conducted research study to the Director of the Ohio JSHS by the specific deadline. These papers are screened by professionals in their fields represented by the papers. Finalists are selected and subsequently present their papers at the annual OJSHS Symposium.. We encourage all students to check detailed "Guidelines for Preparation and Presentation of Student Research" by logging on the National JSHS homepage. The research must be original, and must be performed by the high school student. The same paper may also be submitted to other science programs and symposia. A poster session will be available for students to present research work that is still in progress.

Students who have conducted an original research investigation in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics and who wish to present their research at a regional symposium must...

Prepare and submit a written report (e.g. abstract and/or paper) according to the regional guidelines; and be prepared to orally deliver the results of their original research to the symposium.

A judging committee, formed by the regional symposium, reviews the written reports (e.g. abstract and/or paper) and selects students to orally present the results of their research investigation to the regional symposium audience. The judging continues during the oral presentations, and awards finalists are selected.

Many representatives from colleges, universities, and various industries want to provide experiences for secondary school students to conduct worthwhile scientific research. Many of these students present their research findings at the Ohio JSHS and then go on to the National JSHS.
Additional secondary school students (delegates) and their teachers are encouraged to attend the Ohio JSHS to interact with science students who have performed scientific research.

Please see registration tab at left for information on how to register for OJSHS


Contact Information:

Dr. Emilio Duran
Director NWO/COSMOS
School of Teaching and Learning
Bowling Green State University
126 Life Sciences Building
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
eduran@bgsu.edu