Iowa Junior Academy of Science

Organized in 1932

The objective of the Junior Academy is to promote the study of and participation in
science by elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers. The IJAS is open to public, private, and home school students.



Attending the IJAS Science Symposium?

  • Read the IJAS Online Handbook
  • Read the IAS Annual Meeting the Advance Program Guide

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The IJAS Online Handbook

Resources for students, teachers, parents, and mentors. The IJAS Handbook contains instructions for submitting STARR Research Grant proposals, how to present your research at the IJAS Science Symposium, what to wear at a the symposium, science fairs to present your research, IJAS awards, how to apply to National Youth Science Camp, and more. 


Attend the IJAS Science Symposium

Attend the 86th IJAS Science Symposium
at the
130th Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting
April 20 - 21, 2018
at Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa

Registration Deadline: April 9, 2018

 


Outstanding Science Student Award Nomination Deadline: First Friday in March for medal delivery by March 31st.
Allow up to three weeks for delivery if submitted after the first Friday in March.


Information for Non-Members

IJAS student scientists learn science by doing science. Middle and high school students develop critical thinking skills, collaborate with mentors, improve oral and written communication skills, and learn to plan and complete research projects. Students are eligible to apply for research grants, receive feedback from IAS scientists and science educators, and have opportunities to collaborate with scientists and other IJAS students. Members may compete for awards, scholarships, and a chance to represent Iowa at the American Junior Academy of Science Annual Meeting - all expenses paid.

Memberships are available for schools and individuals. Home school students are welcome.


Volunteer for IJAS

Scientists, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to be a volunteer for IJAS. Help middle and high school students by becoming a proposal reviewer or a judge. Reviewers are needed in November and June. Judges are needed on Friday morning of the IAS Annual Meeting in April.


Outstanding Science Student Award Nomination Deadline: First Friday in March for medal delivery by March 31st.
Allow up to three weeks for delivery if submitted after the first Friday in March.


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The Iowa Junior Academy of Science was established by the Iowa Academy of Science
and is supported by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.