86th Iowa Junior Academy of Science Symposium
at the 130th IAS Annual Meeting
Friday, April 20, 2018
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Scroll down to see the Tentative IJAS Program Schedule
Any schedule changes will be emailed to registered attendees and updated here.
Guidelines for IJAS Attendees and Presenters
Registration and Program Guide
The Advance Program Guide is published online and is updated regularity up to the day of the meeting.
Check back often for updates.
Tentative IJAS Program Schedule
Schedule is subject to change
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake
Friday, April 20, 2018
7:30 - 8:30 am: Registration - Location TBA
7:30 - 8:30 am: Poster set up - Location TBA
8:00 - 8:15 am: Judges Meeting - Location TBA
8:30 - 10:30 am: IJAS Competition: Poster presentations and judging - Location TBA
8:30 - 10:30 am: IJAS Competition: Oral presentations and judging - See Room Schedule
10:30 - 11:15 am: IJAS Students at posters
11:15 - 11:30 am: Remove IJAS posters
11:40 - 12:25 pm: IJAS Awards Luncheon - Location TBA
12:30 - 1:30 pm: General Session I - TBA
1:30 - 2:15 pm: IJAS Activity
2:15 - 4:30 p.m: IAS Symposiums (IJAS students are encouraged to attend part or all of any symposium(s), See program schedule for more information
Staying for part or all of the IAS Annual Meeting?
IJAS at the IAS Annual Meeting
An important part of the IJAS experience is the opportunity to attend a professional scientific conference. The Iowa Academy of Science invites IJAS students, teachers, parents or other accompanying adults to stay for part or all of the IAS Annual Meeting after the IJAS meeting ends. The IJAS registration includes attending the IAS Annual Meeting. Meals must be ordered separately before the Advance Registration Deadline.
Symposiums, Friday, 1:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Students are welcome to attend symposiums which begin at 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Friday. Attendees may stay for an entire symposium or move from one to another. This is a good way to observe scientific presentations. Read about the symposiums and other Friday afternoon and evening IAS activities in the Advance Program Guide.
Senior Poster Session & Social Hour, Friday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Attend the Senior Poster session and Social Hour to view research poster presentations by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. The Social Hour is held with the poster presentations. You will have an opportunity to meet scientists, graduate and undergraduate students from Iowa universities and colleges.
President's Banquet, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Attend the banquet and enjoy dinner conversation with other attendees. All Annual Meeting attendees, including IJAS members, must order the banquet meal by the advance registration deadline to attend.
General Session II, 7:45 p.m.
Check the IAS Advance Program Guide for information about General Session II. The session is open to all IJAS attendees.
The Saturday schedule features research presentations by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. IJAS attendees are welcome at these events which include meetings of the 12 IAS sections. Check the IAS Advance Program Guide for the schedule of events which include General Session III, the ESTA Luncheon (must be ordered before the Advance Registration Deadline), and oral presentations by Iowa scientists and science students.
Students planning to attend part or all of the IAS meeting may wish to attend the Friday Presidents' Banquet at 6:00 p.m. and/or the Saturday ESTA Luncheon at Noon. These meals are not included with the IJAS registration and must be purchased before the IAS Advance Registration deadline. Sign up for the extra meals when registering for the IJAS Annual Meeting.
Science professionals, graduate and undergraduate students to judge IJAS research presentations. Enjoy a rewarding experience while encouraging Iowa middle and high school students to experience science!
Thank you to IJAS attendees, judges, and IAS attendees who spend time
mentoring and encouraging Iowa's youth.