VJASVirginia Junior Academy of Science


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9.8.15 The 2015-2016 Handbook is now available.
Click here to see a letter from the Director of the Office of Science and Health Education
Click here to see the State Superintendent's Memo on 2016 VJAS
8.14.15 Coming soon!
A new VJAS website is in development with an updated 2015-2016 Handbook.
7.20.15 Update

Executive Officer for the Virginia Academy of Science, Richmond, VA
Academy seeks a part-time, skilled manager to run the daily operations. Salary is limited to $11,000 per year with no insurance benefits, etc. Activities per year will fluctuate between 30 hours per week for a few weeks in the Spring, to less than 20 hours per week during most months. Office is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and usual presence is required. A criminal background check is required because the EO will have access to state email systems.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree, experience in business operations and personnel management, budget management, and proficiency with the Microsoft Office software and email.

Preferred: experience with Quicken software, fund raising experience, basic webmaster skills.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume by August 30, 2015  to:  Virginia Academy of Science, c/o Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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.
2016 VJAS Symposia

        May 17-19, 2016     University of Mary Washington



At the Virginia Junior Academy of Science we:

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:

General Science Safety

Safety Web Links

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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