88th Iowa Junior Academy of Science Symposium

IJAS sessions are held as part of the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting.

Presentation Guidelines, Schedule, Registration

IJAS Oral Presentation

IJAS Oral Presentation

Friday, April 17, 2020
Buildings/Rooms: TBA
Drake University
Des Moines

IJAS Advance Registration
and Abstract Submission Deadline:
Monday, April 6, 2020

IJAS students, teachers, and chaperones are advised to scroll down and read the Guidelines for IJAS Attendees and Presenters at the bottom of this page.

Sample from 2019. Program schedule has not been updated for 2020.

Sample from 2019. Advance Program Guide has not been updated for 2020.

Refer to the Online Advance Program Guide for more conference information.
Registered attendees will receive a copy of the Proceedings
when checking in at the Registration Desk.

IJAS Poster Session Discussion

IJAS Poster Session Discussion

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IJAS Students at the Poster Session

IJAS Students at the Poster Session

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science is generously supported
by the
Iowa Space Grant Consortium.

Guidelines for IJAS Attendees and Presenters

IJAS Poster Judging

IJAS Poster Judging

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. The IJAS registration includes attending the IAS Annual Meeting. 

2016 - Discoveries on Pluto

2016 - Discoveries on Pluto

Symposiums, Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Students are welcome to attend symposiums which begin at 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.


Archeology Section Meeting (2018)

Archeology Section Meeting (2018)

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.