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KSU Jackson Hall LogoKentucky State University will host the annual meeting of the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science (KJAS) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Hathaway Hall. More than 70 middle and high school students from across Kentucky will present research findings in 10-minute presentations.

KJAS executive director Amanda Fuller says she is excited that Kentucky State University will be host of the event for the first time. She said the mission of the Kentucky Academy of Science is to foster scientific discovery and understanding in Kentucky.

“This event has been around since the 1930’s, and it is a great opportunity for students,” she said. “It’s not just a science fair where students present posters, but it’s modeled on a scientific meeting so that students get that kind of experience.”

The budding scientists will present in categories such as behavioral and social science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, biology, environmental science, botany, microbiology, chemistry and physics.

The winners of the high school morning sessions will make presentations in the afternoon finalist sessions.  Three overall winning projects will be selected and these students will be invited to represent Kentucky at the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) meeting held in February 2017.

The Kentucky Junior Academy of Science is open to any middle or high school science student in the state of Kentucky. For more information, contact Assistant Biology Professor Bruce Griffis, (502) 597-6069 or visit http://kyacademyofscience.net/junior-academy/