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You are invited to present your research at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science (KJAS).


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The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science will be:

Saturday 19th of April
8.30am – 5pm
T. H. Morgan Building
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.


Any Kentucky high school or middle school student may present his or her research findings at the Kentucky Junior Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. To register for the meeting, a teacher, supervisor or principal from your school must return to the Director of KJAS, the requisite membership form and fee, abstracts (instructions attached), and papers for all students entering from your school. All forms, abstracts, papers and checks from the school must be submitted to KJAS by March 21st, 2014. Late submissions WILL NOT be accepted.

The Junior Academy was begun over fifty years ago to foster an interest in science for high school students in Kentucky.  KJAS has expanded over the years to include middle school students.  Members of the Junior Academy present the results of their projects each spring at the KJAS annual meeting.  Preliminary oral presentations (10 minutes) are conducted during the morning sessions.  The winners of the morning sessions make presentations in the afternoon finalist sessions.  Four overall winners are selected and these students represent Kentucky at the National American Junior Academies of Sciences (AmJAS) meeting held in February the following year. The Kentucky Academy of Science will provide needs-based funding for these students to attend this meeting, up to a limit of $1000.00 per person. Needs-based funding will also be available for chaperones, up to a limit of $1000/person.

The AmJAS convention meets in conjugation with AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As the world’s largest general science organization and publisher of Science, AAAS has more than 138,000 members and 275 affiliated societies.  One very important aim and purpose of the AAAS is to reach out to young scientists in middle school and high school. It recognizes that these young people are its future.

Checklist for Presenting at the meeting:

  • Paper Submission Form  

  • Membership Form and Fee  

  • Abstract (hard copy (MS word format ONLY)

  • 2 hard copies of Research Paper

  • Signed Waiver Form 


Additional information and parking directions will be mailed on receipt of above materials.

Mail to:  Dr. Ruth E. Beattie, Director, KJAS, Dept. of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506,, 859-257-7647 by March 21, 2014