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Indiana Junior Academy of Science

Friday, November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2015

The Indiana Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) meeting and competition is held on the IU Bloomington campus each fall.  Sponsored by the Indiana Academy of Science, IJAS is designed to encourage high school students to pursue an interest in science study and careers.  Indiana high school teachers register their school to participate in the program and accompany their students to the competition.  Individual students may participate if their school is NOT registered, however the fees are the same and student must be accompanied by an adult parent or mentor.

Previous winners for 2003 - 2014 click here. »

Competitions and events at the fall meeting include:

Outstanding Junior Scientist Competition
The purpose of this competition is to recognize students who are exemplary in overall scholarship as well as scientific ability and achievement, and to recognize among those students one student as most outstanding. Two students may be nominated from each school.

Research Paper Presentation Competition
This competition provides an opportunity for students conducting original scientific investigations to present their work publicly and to receive recognition for their achievement.

Issues Competition
The Issues Competition recognizes students with the ability to cogently and persuasively present their opinions on a specific scientific issue.

Problem-Solving Exam
This exam provides delegates a fun yet meaningful exercise and is an opportunity to recognize both students and schools that excel in science.

Science Olympiad Event
The Science Olympiad Competition for this year will be Physics Lab. Download the competition rules

Other Activities
Specialized tours and demonstrations of some of IU's world-renowned research facilities are a tradition. You are encouraged to bring alternates or observers to the meeting. They can participate in the tours and demonstrations. Please remember to fill-out the observer/alternate registration form for each student.

Registration Information
Check here for the registration information, forms & deadline for the fall 2015 meeting and competition.

Contact Information
Tina Gilliland, Outreach Liaison
Office of Science Outreach
College of Arts and Sciences
1600 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN  47401
(812) 855-5397
E-mail: mgillila at