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
At the Virginia Junior Academy of Science we:
discover and encourage scientific aptitude among secondary school students (grades 7 through 12) in Virginia;
foster fellowship between its members and the members of the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS);
encourage students to continue their education in science, engineering and related fields; and,
develop a background among its members which will eventually lead to membership in the Virginia Academy of Science and other professional science organizations.
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.
Virginia Junior Academy of Science
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220