Research Partnerships and IJAS

The opportunities for middle and high school students to conduct research is increasing. The Iowa Academy of Science offers the Starr Research Program through the Iowa Junior Academy of Science for students wanting to learn the research process. Other opportunities are available for students through various independent partnerships. These partnerships are available through colleges and universities that are cooperating with school districts. Individual students may participate by contacting the sponsoring organization.

Students are NOT required to be IJAS members to participate in the partnerships but they must be IJAS members to present at the IJAS Science Symposium and participate in other IJAS activities.


Eligible Partnerships

Student research conducted through the partnerships below is eligible to be presented at the IJAS Science Symposium in April if the student is a member of IJAS. 

If your partnership is not listed below please contact the IAS office to become eligible. 


Facilitating Environmental Science Inquiry and Research for Students and Educators
(FESIRSE)

Contact FESIRSE directly to participate in FESIRSE. If you are not an IJAS member please contact the IAS office to participate in the Iowa Junior Academy of Science.

The FESIRSE program is for middle and high school teachers/mentors and their students to conduct meaningful environmental science inquiry and research projects. The program is open to individual or group projects. FESIRSE provides mentoring and equipment for approved projects.

Students are not required to be members of the Iowa Junior Academy of Science to participate in FESIRSE. However to present your FESIRSE project at the IJAS Science Symposium and participate in other IJAS activities students must be a member of IJAS. Learn more about the FESIRSE Program and participate by clicking below.


For project ideas and more information follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Learn about the FESIRSE requirements

STEP 2: Read the IJAS Guidelines

STEP 3: Join IJAS

 

 

STEP 4: Complete your research project

 

STEP 5: Register for the IJAS Science Symposium

STEP 6: Enjoy the Conference!


State Hygienic Laboratory Student Membership Program

The State Hygienic Laboratory's Student Membership Program includes both analytical support and scientific expertise to help junior high or high school students take an idea for research and follow it through to implementation as a science project. Students and teachers work together to create an idea for a grant project. They submit the idea along with the completed registration form that is part of the SHL Program Brochure available below.

To present your State Hygienic Laboratory program research at the IJAS Science Symposium you must be a member of the Iowa Junior Academy of Science; either through your school or as an individual member.

You are not required to be a member of the IJAS to participate in the State Hygienic Laboratory program. 


For project ideas and more information follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Follow the SHL Research Requirements

STEP 2: Read the IJAS Guidelines

STEP 3: Join IJAS

STEP 4: Follow the IJAS Guidelines to present at the IJAS Science Symposium

STEP 5: Register for the IJAS Science Symposium

STEP 6: Enjoy the Conference!