Virginia Academy of Science
The Virginia Academy of Science is a non-profit organization established to promote science and scientific research in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Academy was first established in 1920 in Richmond, Virginia by a group of nine biologists.
The VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE is affiliated with
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science
- The National Association of Academies of Science
- The American Junior Academy of Sciences
- Publishes The Virginia Journal of Science
- Established the Virginia State Park Service
- Established the Virginia Institute for Scientific Research, regarded by many as a precursor to the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology
- The Science Museum of Virginia was founded due to their effort to establish a statewide network of science museums
- Jesse Beams was a president and fellow of Virginia Academy of Science.
- Lloyd C. Bird was a fellow of Virginia Academy of Science.
- They also have the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS). This was founded in 1941 and it was named a National Model and ranked among the Top 3 Junior Academies in the U.S. for over 25 Years by the American Junior Academy of Science.
- The Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) serves over 40,000 Junior and Senior High School students every year.
- The VJAS also presents over $75,000 in rewards every year.
- Staggers, Harry Joseph (1968). "A History of the Virginia Academy of Science; Part I: 1923-1945" (PDF). The Virginia Journal of Science. 19 (1): 61. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
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