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History and Goals


Organized in 1922 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1953, the Georgia Academy of Science continues to grow in size and academic strength. The interests of Academy members encompass all aspects of science and that interest is expressed through their participation in one or more of the eight GAS sections that include;

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Physics, Math, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Philosophy & History of Science
  • Science Education
  • Anthropology

The Academy is dedicated to the promotion of science education and the fostering of scientific research in the state of Georgia. To that end we hold scientific meetings that emphasize the presentation of undergraduate and graduate research. The Georgia Academy of Science also sponsors science competitions at the elementary and undergraduate levels, and supports K12 and P16 initiatives in integrating and improving science education throughout the formal learning experience of students in Georgia.

The primary activities of the Academy are centered on the Georgia Journal of Science, the Annual Meeting, and the Georgia Junior Academy of Science. The Academy publishes the Journal four times each year (the April issue is devoted to abstracts of papers to be presented at the Annual Meeting). The Journal is published online by ProQuest Information and Learning Company and Gale Publications. The State of Georgia online library network, Galileo, subscribes to ProQuest Research Publications.

The Junior Academy holds:

  1. A statewide Scientific Problem-Solving Bowl,
  2. Regional and State Science Bowl Competitions,
  3. Regional and State Science Olympiad competitions, and
  4. A Junior Academy of Science Annual Meeting at which high school and middle-school students present their original research projects.

In addition, the Junior Academy sponsors a Fall Leadership Conference and a Spring Fling.

Further information may be obtained from our Constitution and By-Laws.


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Uupdated  11 Mar 2015