2022 Junior Academy
Abstract Submission Requirements
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All High School students from NJ institutions (who are NJAS members) can participate under the junior academy division.
This virtual competition will give students the opportunity to have their research abstract published in the NJAS Newsletter; and to compete at the 2023 nationals "American Junior Academy of Science" (junior academy level). 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners can attend the national competition.
This year, the requirements to participate in the research competition will include three parts: an 8-10 minutes presentation, a written abstract, and headshot picture of the participant.
Virtual Live Presentation May 14, 2022
Follow these instructions carefully (improperly prepared abstracts/missing info may cause rejection of your abstract):
We will only accept abstracts that are submitted in electronic form. The preferred format is MS Word, Arial font, size 12, fully justified. RTF format is also acceptable.
The abstract should be approximately 200 words long, excluding title, author and school or institution affiliation information.
Type the title in bold and all capitals, except for scientific names.
Start authors with the first author. Underline the name of the presenting author. The presenting author must be an active NJAS member. If the presenting author is a student, type (student) after the presenter's name.
All abstracts MUST be received by March 18th 2022. Late abstracts/meeting registrations are not accepted.
All video submissions and registration fees MUST be received by April 4th, 2022. Late abstracts/meeting registrations are not accepted.
You will be notified by e-mail after your video and registration submissions have been received and accepted. Be ready to present live on May 14, 2022.
Example of typical abstract:
SYNTHESIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF TERPENYL ETHERS - A COOPERATIVE COLLEGIATE-INDUSTRY PRODUCT
Joe Smith (student), Jane Doe, Chemistry Department, Kean University, Union NJ 07083
A series of terpenyl ethers was synthesized and analyzed for purity and structure. The ethers were submitted for aroma quality evaluation…
For the presentation, students will submit a video of their PowerPoint with a voice over explaining their project.
The PowerPoint must have the following components:
Title Slide (Title, Name)
Objective & Hypothesis
Materials, Equipment, Facilities
Plans for Further Research
Participants should consider the following questions before submitting final presentation:
Does the project follow the scientific method?
Is the problem clearly stated?
Are the procedures appropriate and organized?
Is the information collected accurate and complete?
How unique or original is the project idea?
Is it significant or unusual for a student of this age?
Does the project explain what the student learned about the topic?
Does the project represent real study and effort?
Does the project show the child is familiar with the topic?
Does the student clearly communicate the nature of the problem, how the problem was solved, and the conclusion?
Are the problems, procedures, data, and conclusions presented clearly and in a logical order?
Does the student clearly and accurately articulate in writing what was accomplished?
Is the objective of the project likely to be understood by one not trained in the subject area?
Is your display or presentation visually appealing?
Is the proper emphasis given to important ideas?
Are all the components of the project present and executed well?
Is the project within the time limit of 8-10 minutes? (deduce 3 points for every 30 seconds over/under the limit)
For Video Submission Information: Entrants can upload their video to YouTube
1. Create an account with YouTube and upload video on your YouTube page.
2. Make sure your video’s privacy is set to “Unlisted” and comments are disabled.
3. Tag your video with the following keywords: NJAS Virtual Research Competition 2022.
4. Once you register and have received the google form link, go to video submission and submit your unlisted YouTube video link.