Rose Mary Shaw, Psy.D.
The month of May was the end of the academic term for high schools and universities. It also marks the Ohio Academy of Sciences annual State Science Day which is held at the Ohio State University. The 2019 DAPA Science Team joined the OPA Science Committee and volunteers in the judging of posters on May 11. In total, 150 posters were judged. First and second place prizes were awarded, by grade, starting from 5th through 12th grade. Cash awards were funded through donations from OPA Foundation, a Not-for-Profit organization.
OPA State Science Fair Judges
The 2019 DAPA Science Team was comprised of Dr. Rose Mary Shaw, PsyD and 4 SOPP graduate students: Sara Martinko, Kristen George, Anthony Sumpter and Walter Garcia.
The DAPA Team met for breakfast and training at the Blackwell at OSU before embarking on the science judging journey. They proceeded to the French Field house where they judged 37 very impressive 8th grade student posters. DAPA is very grateful for the busy SOPP graduate students that came out on a lovely Saturday morning to see young scientists in action.
The 2019 winner of the 8th grade category examined the effect of refined sugar on decision making. He had a very elaborate animal study with a sophisticated statistical analysis that left the graduate students stunned. DAPA and the SOPP students are proud to participate in the support of our future behavioral scientists.