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NMJAS Scientific Paper Competition

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May 8-13, 2016

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Junior Academy of Science

Scientific Paper Competition


The New Mexico Junior Academy of Science is a subsidiary of the New Mexico Academy of Science.  Each year the New Mexico Junior Academy of Science sponsors a paper competition for students in grades 6-12.  The competitions are held in conjunction with the regional and state science fairs.


The purpose of the paper reading competition is to encourage students to involve themselves not only in science experimentation, but also in the communication of their work to others.  There are two divisions.  The Junior Division includes students in grades 6-8, and the Senior Division is for students in grades 9-12.  Cash prizes are awarded to the winners at the regional and state levels by the New Mexico Academy of Science and the New Mexico Science Teachers Association.  Regional winners will advance to the state competition, where the winner of the Senior Division will be invited to present his/her paper to the American Association for the Advancement of Science at a later date. 

Teachers--please encourage your students to submit a paper by agreeing to sponsor them!


For more information on the Junior Academy of Science and the Scientific Paper Competition, visit the website at http://www.nmas.org/junior.html