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KANSAS JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE


Check out this article from the 2013 American Junior Academy of Science in Boston - students visited MIT and made the news!

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/mit-hosts-american-junior-academy-of-science-delegates.html

The Kansas Junior Academy of Science (KJAS) is an organization for students who are interested in expanding their abilities and accomplishments in science or engineering utilizing mathematical and technological integrations.


 

REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE

(see Submission Requirements page for complete details)

  • Complete a current research project

  • Report research results in a written paper

  • Become a member of the Kansas Academy of Science - KAS Membership Form

  • Present an oral presentation at a District event (see District Meeting's page)

  • Attend state event (if qualified)

At the State Meeting, students must again submit their written scientific paper and orally present to a panel of judges. Students of the overall winning papers may be selected to represent Kansas as a Delegate at the American Junior Academy of Science meeting which is sponsored by the National Association of the Academies of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The KJAS is usually able to provide partial funding for students to attend this meeting.

KJAS MISSION

  • To promote greater participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities among young people of Kansas.

  • To improve the quality of achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by encouraging students to participate in research and develop original ideas.

  • To provide members with opportunities to share their scientific interest with others.

  • To develop an understanding of the scientific community through close association with leaders in science.

  • To inculcate among its members true scientific attitudes and ideals that shall lead to the greater development of service to man.

  • To seek the improvement of science club activities through the cooperative district and state meetings.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN KJAS?

Any junior high, middle or senior high school student who completes a research project during the year of participation.

Individual students can become members of the KJAS and so can an entire school class or science club. A group membership is individually less costly and has the benefit of including a year's subscription to the Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science which contains interesting research papers by students and senior scientists from the state of Kansas.

Become a member!  KAS Membership Form

Annual dues are the following:

Student Membership (Junior and Senior High School)
     -  Includes Transactions                $15.00
 
Junior Academy Group Membership (for science classes and science clubs)
     -  Includes Transactions                $25.00

 


 

 

 

 

 

This page last updated 10/23/2013