Welcome to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences
The Junior Academy was founded to promote scientific interest in the youth
of Nebraska. The Academy sponsors and annual competition for junior and senior
high school students who present the results of their scientific research before
a panel of judges. Winners of this competition receive their awards at the
Academy's annual awards reception. The top 10 senior winners are eligible to attend
the American Junior Academy of Sciences meeting which is held in conjunction with
the American Association of Academies of Sciences meeting held every year in
Check out this link to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website. The website is full of great information about how to do a science fair project. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/sciencefair/
There is information for students, parents, and teachers.
Rules wizard for NJAS projects can be found at http://apps.societyforscience.org/isef/students/wizard/index.asp
2013 Junior Academy State Science Fair Results
2014 Junior Academy State Science Fair
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Friday, April 11th
Registration is in the west lobby of Olin Hall.
Senior High Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
Junior High Registration opens at 1:00 p.m.
Team Projects (a team of 2 students) will be allowed at NJAS State Science Competitions.
The new rule was adopted by majority vote of the regional directors of NJAS. This new rule applies to both Junior and Senior Division. Regional rules still apply at the regional science fairs. This new rule only applies to the NJAS State Science Competition.
Regional Director and Teacher Information
- If you have questions about your regional science fair contact your regional director.
NJAS Awards Reception
reservations are accepted through April 4th. The Awards Reception is held at the First United Methodist Church, 2723 N 50th across from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Students and teachers must make a reservation even though their awards reception ticket is complimentary. Parents and guests are $15.00 each. Use the form attached here or click the Events
tab above and complete the NJAS Reservation form. You can complete the form and mail a check or pay by credit card. If you plan to eat lunch please note the number of lunches on the form as well. You will pay for lunch as you go through the line at the Story Student Center, Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Meal Reservation Form
State NJAS Science Competition questions can be directed to Aurietha Hoesing
2014 Regional Science Fairs
NJAS Regional Districts Map
Map of Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus
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|| Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, NE
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|| Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
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|| East Campus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
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|| School of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE
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|| Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE; 9:00 in the theater
|| Chadron State College, Chadron, NE