VJASVirginia Junior Academy of Science


Why Join VJAS?
How to do VJAS for Teachers
How to do VJAS for Students


VJAS Handbook and Style Manual
Sponsor Updates
VJAS Voice
VJAS Proceedings


2014 Award Winners
Teacher of the Year
Distinguished Service Award


Accepted Papers
Symposium Registration
Judges Information
Student Information
Abstract Submission

March 17, 2014 UPDATE: VJAS Paper Submission

All VJAS Papers received by the March 1 submission deadline have been checked in and screened and are now being read and evaluated by a group of Readers.  Once the Reader Evaluation Process has been completed a list of Accepted Papers for each VJAS Category will be posted on the VJAS website (possibly starting near the end of the first week in April). 

Please refer to the VJAS Handbook pages 28 and 29 that reference D. PAPER PROCESSING and E. NOTIFICATION AND SYMPOSIUM PREPARATION.
Just a reminder of an important policy stated in the VJAS Handbook:  “At this point and until the end of Symposium, we are not able to answer any questions about specific papers and why they were not accepted. We take great care in processing the papers submitted to the VJAS for our Research Symposium in May. During the receipt, screening and reading of papers and the preparation of the
accepted lists, we check and double-check our work at each step with multiple people. Unfortunately, as in any such competition, we cannot accept all of the entries.” 

THANK YOU so much for your continued interest and support of VJAS. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Science Education Safety

The PDF files below are for science safety guides. The guides are free to schools to download. To read or print the files you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

The guides were published by Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) with support from the American Chemical Society, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, DuPont Corporation, Intel Corporation, American Chemical Society, and the National Institutes of Health. You may print and distribute the booklet to teachers and other educators.

Science Safety Information to Download:

Science and Safety, Making the Connection (PDF) - A Secondary Safety Guide

General Science Safety


Safety Web Links

NSTA Safety in the Science Classroom
NSTA's Laboratory Science
Flinn Scientific Safety Pages
Flinn School Laboratory Safety Courses

At the Virginia Junior Academy of Science we:

Contact Us

The Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) is directly sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS).  Both the VJAS and the VAS maintain an office in the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Mailing Address:

Virginia Junior Academy of Science

Science Museum of Virginia

2500 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Phone, Fax and E-mail:

Susan Booth, Director

Office Phone: 804-864-1450

Office Fax: 804-864-1488

Office E-mail: VAS@smv.org

Director's E-mail: susan.science@gmail.com

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