AJAS Registration Process

  1. Do a science research project.  Research you have done this academic year, the summer before or the spring semester before that, after last years local paper reading, is subject to being presented this year.
    1. Prepare an abstract of your work
    2. Prepare a written paper of your work
    3. Prepare an oral presentation of your work and power point.
    4. Here are some resources:
       AJAS Information Flyer Visit the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium website for the guidelines for the abstract, the paper, and the presentation.
      Basics of Experimental Design
      (NC Science Olympiad)
      How to do a Science Fair Project
      (prepared by Virginia Vilardi)
      An Animated Video on how to do a Science Fair Project
      (Brian Temmer)
  2. Have your local high school (public or private) join the Alabama Junior Academy of Science.  See the region you are in on the main page and see below for application form.
    Click Here for Club Membership Form
  3. Present your work at one of the local competitions at an AMSTI site near you.  If your experimental design is solid, the local judges may qualify you to present your work at the regional competition (AL Regional (state) competition).
  4. Register locally (see link below) to compete and qualify to sign up for the regional competition in your area of expertise.
    1. Each AMSTI site is allowed at least one participant in each of the following areas: Engineering and Math; Life; Medicine, Health, Behavior and Sociology; Environmental, Earth and Space; or Physical Science.  If judges deem your experimental design is valid. More participants may be allowed to present according to the state-director’s discretion.
    2. Click here to Register as a Presenter or Delegation for one of the 11 Local AJAS-AMSTI Paper Reading Competition:

  5. Your local coordinator will submit the top three place winners, then you will be contacted to register for state competition.  Others, depending on category, may be invited.  Please do not present any major changes to your work after the local competition.  Any follow up after the local must be presented next year.
  6. Three hard copies of your paper are needed at the State Presentation.  Make a hand-out of you power point to give to three judges as well.  Retrieve these if you qualify to go onto finals.  One paper from each category will go onto finals. You are invited to national JSHS national competition and we will rank you to assign your participation at JSHS.  See www.JSHS.org  
  7. If you have any general questions, please email Dr. Mark T Jones at mtjones@auburnschools.org.
  8. Participants in AJAS should always remember their research can be the cornerstone of their Gorgas scholarship application.  See this link above for more information about the Gorgas Competition, Gorgas-Entry-Form-Science-Scholar-Search-2019