86th Iowa Junior Academy of Science Symposium

at the 130th IAS Annual Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018
Estelle Siebens Science Center
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa

IJAS Advance Registration/Abstract Submission Deadline: April 9, 2018

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. 

IJAS Program Schedule

Estelle Siebens Science Center
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Friday, April 20, 2018
Advance Registration/Abstract Submission Deadline: April 9, 2018

IJAS Tentative Program Schedule

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.  IJAS Registration Open/Poster set up
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.  Judges Meeting
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Poster and oral presentation judging
11:30 - 12:15 p.m.  IJAS Luncheon
12:20 - 1:20 p.m. General Session I
1:25 - 1:40 p.m. IJAS Awards
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Tusk Presentation
IJAS Symposium concludes
AlI IJAS attendees are welcome to sample the IAS symposiums or attend the entire IAS Annual Meeting.
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. IAS Symposiums A, B, and C.
See the IAS schedule for details.


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. 

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. 

Additional Meals

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.