- Junior Academy News
- History of SCJAS
- Program Information for Teachers
- Research Training Program Flyer
- Application for the 2019-2020 Research Training Program
The Southern California Junior Academy of Sciences is a program established to encourage high school students to conduct original research in a professional laboratory setting. The Research Training Program (RTP) teaches students how to give presentations, make posters and write papers in scientific formats. SCAS Board Members on the Junior Academy Committee select students from applications with recommendations from teachers. Research papers are presented and judged at the SCAS Annual Meeting in May each year. The students with the best papers are invited to present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in February the following year. The top four receive a one-year honorary AAAS membership, with a subscription to the journal Science. The delegates return the following year to join the undergraduate and professionals in exhibiting their posters at the SCAS Annual Meeting Poster Session.
PROGRAM BENEFITS AND FEATURES