The Virginia Academy of Science is incorporated in Virginia as a charitable, scientific, and educational organization, is an IRS 501 (c) 3 qualified organization, and is registered with the Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs. The Virginia Academy was founded in 1923, and is the fifth largest state academy in the United States.
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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.
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
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