Welcome to the official website of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 2 Chicago Non=Public Schools' Science Exposition (IJAS Region 2). This page is designed to be both easy and informative. On the pages, you can check the dates and contact information for all Region 2 events. Region 2 follows the state IJAS Policy and Procedure Manual. You can download it at the IJAS state website, www.ijas.org
The aims and objectives of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 2 are numerous. Most important is the fact that the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 2 has the interest of the science student at heart. It is an organization that exists solely for the benefit of students. It gives to students who will not necessarily become a science specialist some insight into the problems and methods of thinking that are particular to the scientist but applicable to other occupations, information concerning new investigations and discoveries in science, and an understanding of the science-produced equipment used. It encourages students with special ability and interest in science to go beyond the limits of the classroom in developing their own ideas and perhaps aiding them in their progress towards a career in science.