Academy of Science
The mission of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science is to present science as a rational observation and systematic investigation of natural phenomena; to stress the importance of critical thinking and logical reasoning; and to encourage students to view science as an interdisciplinary study applicable to society and its interactions with the environment.
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IJAS 2023 State Exposition
Thank you to Southern Illinois University and their unbelievable students, faculty and staff that made our event such a success!
New: Virtual Help Sessions!
The Illinois Junior Academy of Science exists for the benefit of students in the state of Illinois, by guiding them and hosting several science fairs throughout Illinois, which culminate with the State Exposition. The process students follow when participating gives them insights into the problems faced by scientists and methodologies scientists use. It encourages students to find information concerning new investigations and discoveries in science. It allows students to get experience with scientific equipment, while also allowing them to develop their own investigation beyond the classroom and progress towards a career in STEM.
New to IJAS? Check out our quick-start guide for sponsors or for students. These pages will walk you through getting registered and starting out. Once you're ready, you can also view our how-to videos that guide you from carrying out your own investigation from start to finish! If you have any questions or need additional help, check out our help sessions, FAQ, or contact us.
Save the Date: 2024 IJAS State Exposition
Millikin University: May 3rd & 4th