The Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) is an organization first established at the College of William and Mary in 1923. Our members are active in STEM research and education. We promote the advancement of science in the Commonwealth of Virginia by providing financial support for research projects and by providing a platform for dissemination of research results. Our members come together at our Annual Meeting to share the results of their efforts over the year. Our publication the Virginia Journal of Science publishes peer reviewed original research reports as well as abstracts of the Annual Meeting presentations. Dedicated to the advancement of science, VAS invites you to join them in promoting and expanding scientific inquiry and STEM education in Virginia. 

VAS provides support, leadership, and supervision to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) (established in 1941) through the VA Junior of Science Committee.  The yearly VJAS Research Symposium and Annual Meeting occurs in conjunction with the VAS Annual Meeting. 

The Virginia Academy of Science is incorporated in Virginia as a charitable, scientific, and educational organization, is an IRS 501 (c) 3 qualified organization, and is registered with the Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs.

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