The State Exposition will be held on April 28-29, 2023 at SIU in Carbondale. Click on this link to learn more information about the State Exposition.
The Contest Deadlines are updated. Click here for more information. We would like to see many more submissions!
Decal design contest submissions are due February 15, 2023.
T-shirt design contest submissions are due February 28, 2023.
Essay contest preliminary google forms are due by February 28th, 2023. Regional chairs will then choose 2-3 essays to submit for final consideration by March 28, 2023.
2022 Contest Winners
Thank you to students who have submitted your essay in the 2022 IJAS Essay Contest! The winner of this year's essay contest is Indigo Wall! The finalists are: Indigo Wall, Gabriella Thalos, and Sophie Mae McPhail! Finalists were invited to present their essay to the IJAS Student Board on the morning of Friday, April 22 at the Peoria Civic Center. Congratulations!
Many scientifically adventurous students can be stymied or restricted in their pursuit of research or design due to limited financial resources. The Board of Directors of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science supports students’ efforts by providing grants of up to $250 per year, per project. Send application and endorsement to the past president.
Grant recipients will be notified soon and will be announced at the annual banquet on Friday April 22.
Proclamation by the Governor of Illinois
The governor of Illinois has proclaimed
April 22, 2022 and April 23, 2022 as
Illinois Junior Academy of Science Days.