Getting Started

Are you ready to learn through scientific research and meet students from across the state also interested in the same things as you? You have come to the right place! The Illinois Junior Academy of Science offers opportunities to make science fair accessible to every student. 

While it may seem like a big undertaking, through this hands-on experience, guided by the help of videos, the policy and procedure manual, and your sponsor, you will be able to create a science fair project from start to finish and learn more about STEM in ways unimaginable! Will you be the next Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, or Isaac Newton?

More resources and information about starting your science fair project can be found under the "Students" tab above on this website!

Some Useful Resources

Upcoming Contests

All students whose schools are members of IJAS are eligible to participate in the contests below, in addition to the traditional poster and paper sessions. 

Does a financial barrier prevent you from completing a specific science fair project? 

Be sure to take note of the information regarding the President’s Grant on page 34 of the Policy and Procedure Manual. This is an excellent opportunity to alleviate some of the financial restrictions that may result due to the cost of materials. You can apply by using this link.