Nebraska Academy of Sciences
Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science
Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences

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 February.

Check out this link to an upcoming NJAS site page.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory website.  The website is full of great information about how to do a science fair project. There is information for students, parents, and teachers.

Rules wizard for NJAS projects can be found at

2014 Junior Academy State Science Fair Results

2013 Junior Academy State Science Fair Results

2015 Junior Academy State Science Fair
      Nebraska Wesleyan University, Friday, April 17th

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

                             2015 Regional Science Fairs

 Eastern  March 21, 2015
 Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, NE
 Northeast  April 4, 2015
 Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
 Southeast March 28, 2015  East Campus Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
 Central  March 10, 2015
 School of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE
 Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE; 9:00 in the theater
 Panhandle  March 3, 2015

Central Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair, February 28, 2015, University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, NE

Greater Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair, March 27 - 29, 2015, Nebraska City High School, 
Nebraska City, NE

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