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MAS Junior Academy
The mission of the Massachusetts Junior Academy of Sciences (MJAS) is to stimulate and encourage an interest in science among Massachusetts' K-16 students. The following objectives serve to meet that mission:
To promote greater participation in science activities among the youth of Massachusetts;
To improve the quality of achievement in science by encouraging students to participate in research and develop original ideas;
To develop an understanding of the scientific community through close association with leaders in the sciences;
To improve science club activities through regional and national meetings;
To foster critical thinking, logical reasoning, and a facility with the scientific method;
To encourage and mentor students in pursuit of science education and career.
It is easy to become a member of the MJAS - simply click on this link and join - there is no membership fee! The MJAS will
- find a science club near you;
- find a mentor to help you create and implement indepedent research;
- provide access to the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair system;
- provide a science blog filled with interesting science news and activities;
- visit your school or classroom to provide inspiration and energy - and introduce you to our mascots!
If you are a parent of a middle or high school student, and are interested in helping your child become more involved in science activitites, click here (firstname.lastname@example.org) and leave a message for the MAS Executive Director. Jenna will contact you promptly to discuss your interests and needs.
All MAS interns are automatically inducted into the MJAS and awarded lifetime memberships, which translate into adult individual memberships when they turn 18. In addition, the leading high school scientists, chosen through a science fair competition are sponsored by the MJAS to attend the annual National Competition held at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences annual meeting (see photos below).
For more information about this exciting new program, please contact Jenna (Jenna@massacademysciences.org).
2010 MJAS Science Fair Winners, AAAS, San Diego
From Left to Right:
Front: Mr. Ed Brogie, Ms. Lee Brogie, Manasi Malik, Kimberly Johansson, Peter Faletra
Middle: Kelly Miao, Sarah Dougherty, Katherine Forrester
Back: Peter Dougherty, Abhinav Mishra, Shweta Kitchloo
2011 MJAS Science Fair Winners, AAAS, Washington, D.C.
From Left to Right:
Jessica Morgan, Sarah Dougherty, Catherine Stark, Dr. Mandana Sassanfar, Elizabeth Reynolds, Alexis Cole