Every Junior Academy member has a special interest in science. To encourage these interests and activities, the Academy of Science – St. Louis gives special recognition to members. The points program is currently paused. We are in the process of updating the program before restarting.
Total Points Award:
- Experimenter (100 pts- 200 pts) Certificate
- Researcher (201 pts-300 pts) Certificate
- Scientist (301 pts-400 pts) Certificate
- Associate of Academy (401 pts+) Framed Certificate
See the tabs below to find out how to earn points!
The following have a value of 100 points:
- Enter a science competition on the regional or state level (i.e. Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair – Honors Division)
- Participate in week-long Science camp
- Science Olympiad; Math Olympiad
- Participate in regional Robotics Competition
- Participate in an extra-curricular or summer science program, see examples below
STARS (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists)
Science/technology internship program
Eco Act (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Army Corps of Engineers Riverlands Project; Stream Team, Forest Keepers
The following have a value of 50 points:
- Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair – at Queeny Park
- Science Fair Judge (Grades 9-12 only)
- Participate in a scientific/technological career shadowing or mentoring experience.
- Earning science, math, technology-related badges in scouting programs
- Participate in day-long science program
- Recycling Club
- Inducted into National Honor Society
The following have a value of 25 points:
- Attend a Junior Academy activity
- Make a scientific collection with a purpose – i.e., rocks, fossils, insects, etc. (Science Fair guidelines suggested.) Complete an independent scientific research project and write a report about your findings. (You may already be doing this for a science project in school and this counts!)
- Complete science courses beyond the two-credit state requirement (25 points per semester); special summer science programs or others with Academy approval.
- Conduct a literature search in an area of scientific interest; write a report of your findings, and include the use of a university library or Internet file.
The following have a value of 20 points:
- Participate in an environmental project. (May be worth more, depending on the nature and significance of the project.)
- Present lab activity or demonstration to your class (over and above class requirements).
- Keep a journal of scientific activities, observations, results, questions, etc.
- Care for a classroom organism or maintain one or more pure cultures for class use, and keep a journal on this activity.
- Other science projects may be acceptable to earn award points.
- Points will be applied to the current calendar year and cannot be carried over.
- Awards will only be given when achievement information is submitted and received at the Academy by March 1 of each year. COVID-19 information: due to COVID-19, the points program has paused until further notice.
- Awards will be given only to members who have their annual dues up to date. Junior Academy students will receive a “request for points” and scholarship application in February of each year.