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. 

Science Exposition Dates

Paper Session- Friday - May 13th
Project Session-Saturday May 14th

Board Meeting &
Corporate and Students Meeting

Winter Meeting
February 12, 2016 - Friday 8:00 PM

February 13, 2016 -Saturday 9:00 AM

2015 IJAS State Science Fair


RISE to the Top!
Research, Inquiry Skills & Experimentation (RISE)

Important Documents

Membership Form

President Mailing
Important details to start the year!
Winter 2016 Available with forms below!
  • Banquet Ticket Order Form - postmark deadline May 3, 2016
  • Scholarship Applications - postmark deadline April 29, 2016
  • State Student Officers’ Application - postmark deadline May 7, 2016
Other Deadlines
  • IJAS Student Officer Essay Contest, April 15, 2016
  • Volunteers Required Per Region, April 29, 2016

Policy and Procedure Manual
Update 2014-2016
Word docx   or   PDF

Judges Information

Subpages (1): Videos