Welcome to the official website of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS)
 We hope you find this web site easily navigated and informative.

The Illinois Junior Academy of Science exists for the benefit of students in the state of Illinois. The process students follow for the IJAS gives these students some insight into the problems and methods of thinking that are particular to the scientist. This process encourages these students to find information concerning new investigations and discoveries in science. It gives them a chance to use, and gain an understanding of, scientific equipment. It gives a reason for students with a special interest in science to go beyond the classroom curriculum and develop their own investigation(s). It encourages students in their progress towards a career in science. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are in the process of updating the current website.  We have a new website with all the content up and running.  We will make the switch over after the 2018 Science Exposition to allow time for you to create new links.  At the switch, when you go to IJAS.org, you will be redirected to the new site.   We will update both sites during this time period.   
New Site: 

2018 Science Exposition Dates

Paper Session & Annual Banquet:
Friday, April 27, 2018

Poster Session:
Saturday, April 28, 2018

2017 Science Fair Awards

Paper Session 2017

Poster Session 2017


Important Documents

President Mailing
Click Here
Fall Mailing!

2017-2018 Membership Form

Policy and Procedure Manual

NEW revisions have been made to the P&P Manual.
If you downloaded it prior to October 5th,
please download a new copy

 2016-2018 changes are indicated in red

Judges Information

Subpages (1): Videos