IJAS Science Symposium Registration Page

The IJAS Science Symposium is co-sponsored by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and the Iowa Academy of Science. Funding from the ISGC and IAS supports free registration to the IJAS Science Symposium, IAS Annual Meeting, and the IJAS Awards Luncheon for IJAS teachers, students, and accompanying adults. 

Advance Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Please follow this form step by step to register. Be sure your entries are accurate.


Learn about the IJAS Science Symposium and register below.

STEP 1 of 4 - General Information

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science at the IAS Annual Meeting

The Iowa Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) Annual Meeting is held as part of the Friday events at the Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) Annual Meeting.  Middle and high school students present science research during the morning and participate in special IJAS events through mid-afternoon. The atmosphere is friendly and allows students to meet Iowa scientists and other science students from different disciplines. Students sample general sessions, symposiums, and professional research presentations, giving them a taste of the many opportunities available in a variety of disciplines. An IAS Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity. We welcome IJAS students. 

Eligible Students

  • IJAS STARR Research Grant recipients are automatically eligible to present their research at the Annual Meeting.
  • IJAS students who have presented at an approved regional science fair or the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa are also invited to the IJAS Science Symposium.
  • IJAS students completing research with a partnership such as the FESIRSE Program or the State Hygienic Laboratory are invited to the IJAS Science Symposium after presenting at an approved regional or the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. 

IJAS School Members: Students who attend an IJAS member school are registered as a school group. 

IJAS Individual Member: Students who are individual members of IJAS. These students are typically home-schooled or who attend a school that has not joined IJAS.


IJAS Program Schedule

Schindler Education Center (SEC)
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 a.m: Registration - Schindler Education Center - Great Room, 2nd floor
7:30 - 8:30 a.m: Poster set up - Schindler Education Center - Great Room, 2nd floor
8:00 a.m: Judges Meeting - Schindler Education Center - Location TBA
8:30 - 10:00 a.m: IJAS Competition: Poster presentations and judging - SEC, Rooms: 217, 218, Great Room
8:30 - 10:30 a.m: IJAS Competition: Oral presentations and judging - SEC, See Room Schedule
10:45 - 11:15 am: All IJAS students at their posters
11:20 - 12:10 pm: IJAS Awards Luncheon: SEC rooms: 216, 222, 220 (CAT, Sandbox, Auditorium)

12:20 - 1:15 pm: IAS Welcome and General Session I - SEC, 220-Auditorium, The Polar Vortex: Overview and Implications for Iowa Weather
1:15 - 1:30 pm: IJAS Poster Removal
1:30 - 2:10 p.m: Special IJAS Event: Schindler Education Center - TBA
2:10 p.m: Conclusion of IJAS Activities.
2:15 p.m. IJAS delegations are free to attend IAS Symposiums A, B, C., Schindler Education Center, See IAS schedule
IJAS Students and teachers are welcome to stay for all or part of the IAS Annual Meeting. Your registration covers all IAS events except the Friday night Presidents' Banquet and the Saturday Noon Lunch. See meal information below.


STEP 2 of 4 - Conference Meals

Attending the conference luncheons and banquet are a great way to discuss the events of the day and connect with conference attendees and speakers.  When possible, all meals are served using China and Silverware, glassware for beverages, and linen and napkins. 
All meals include vegetarian options.

 

The Friday IJAS Awards Luncheon is free for IJAS students, teachers, sponsors, and accompanying adults due to the generous support of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and the Iowa Academy of Science.

Iowa Junior Academy of Science Awards Luncheon, Friday, 11:20 - 12:10 p.m. 
Cost: Free for IJAS students, teachers, and accompanying adults

Other attendees: Cost $12.95

Buffet Lunch Menu

  • Mixed Greens
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
  • Fat Free French Dressing
  • Parmeasan Breadstick
  • Italian Meatballs
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Penne Pasta
  • Parmesean Cheese
  • Chocolate Whip Cream Cake
  • Water, Decaffeinated Coffee, Ice Tea, half and Half, Lemon Wedge

Your registration for the IJAS Science Symposium entitles you to attend part of all of the IAS Annual Meeting. If you choose to attend either the President's Banquet or the ESTA Awards Luncheon you will need to purchase a meal ticket. Please contact the IAS office to purchase these meals. 

President's Banquet, Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: $19.95

Buffet Dinner Menu

  • Cranberry Spinach Salad
  • Wheat Dinner Roll
  • Gingered Pork Tenderloin
  • Chick Pea Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Quinoa (for vegetarian and vegan needs)
  • Buttered Parsley Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Chocolate Whip Cream Cake
  • Water, Decaffeinated Coffee, Iced Tea, Coffee, Half and Half, Lemon Wedge

ESTA Awards Luncheon, Saturday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $9.95

Box Lunch Menu

  • Sandwich
  • 2 sides
  • Cookie
  • Beverage selection

The Academy includes at no extra charge a limited amount of bakery items and beverages Friday and Saturday morning, refreshments at the Friday afternoon Social Hour/Poster Presentations, and beverages Saturday afternoon. Ask at registration for the location of these items. 


STEP 3 of 4 - IJAS Photo Release Form

The Iowa Academy of Science would like permission to use photos of IJAS students for press releases and other promotional activities. If you agree please download the photo release form below and have it signed. You may return it one of three ways:

1. Scan and upload it online using the Upload Form below. 

2. Return it by mail to the IAS office.

3. Turn it in at the IAS Registration Desk when you arrive at the meeting.  


STEP 4 of 4 - IJAS Registration

Advance Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Registration for IJAS school delegations, individual members, teachers, sponsors, or accompanying adults.

IJAS registration includes the Friday Noon Luncheon
if you are part of an IJAS school delegation or are an individual member of IJAS.

There are two ways for students, teachers and accompanying adults to register:
1. As part of a school delegation
2. As an Individual Member

1. School Delegations include students, teachers, sponsors, or other accompanying adults who are part of the delegation. Schools may register everyone in their delegation or they may ask each member of the delegation to register individually. Before registering check with your IJAS school representative to determine if the school will be registering you or you are expected to register yourself. 

If your school is registering its entire delegation you do not need to register. If your school asks you to register yourself please use the IJAS School Delegation Form below. 

2. Individual IJAS Members and their accompanying adults:

1. Skip down to the Individual Member Registration Form found under the School Delegation form below.
If you plan to attend part or all of the IAS Annual Meeting please indicate which meals you want. You will be contacted by the IAS office staff for payment.


IJAS Registration Forms


IJAS School Delegation
Registration Form

Advance Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 11, 2017

IMPORTANT: Please read the instructions carefully. This form is for students, teachers, sponsors, or other accompanying adults attending the conference as part of a school delegation. Before filling out the form determine who is responsible for registering you; the school, a parent or guardian, or you.

Directions for filling out the School Delegation Form

1. Before filling out this form please determine if your school is registering the entire delegation or is asking you to register individually. If attending as an Individual Member use the Individual Member Registration form found below this form.
2. The form prompts you to make correct entries. Be sure to read the directions for each item.
3. At the end of the form you are asked to fill in the contact email address of the school delegation leader. Please have this address ready before you start the form. It is required. The leader receives an email confirming each registration submission.
4. Double check your entries for accuracy. Your entries are used to print name badges and are included in the IAS printed Proceedings distributed to all registered attendees. 
5. Read the Advance Program Guide to learn more about the conference.
6. Contact the IAS office is you wish to attend the President's Banquet or the ESTA Luncheon.

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IJAS Individual Member
Registration Form

Advance Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This form accepts registrations from IJAS Individual Members and an accompanying adult. Your registration fee is waived because of support provided by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and the Iowa Academy of Science.
Students and accompanying adults who are part of a school delegation DO NOT use this form. Students using this form are usually home schooled, attend a school that is not an IJAS member, or are working individually through another organization. 

Directions for filling out the Individual Member Form

1. The form prompts you to make correct entries. Follow the form step-by-step and be sure to read the directions for each item.
2. Double check your entries for accuracy. Some of the entries are used to print name badges and are included in the printed IAS Proceedings distributed to all registered attendees.
3. Read the Advance Program Guide to learn more about the conference. You are eligible to attend part or all of the IAS Annual Meeting.  
4. Contact the IAS office is you wish to attend the President's Banquet or the ESTA Luncheon.

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Enjoy the IJAS Science Symposium
and
the IAS Annual Meeting!