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over 400 professional scientists in industry, research, education and non-profit agencies, as well as college students from undergraduate to post graduate levels. The Senior Academy sponsors an Annual Meeting in order to encourage and disseminate the results of scientific research within New Jersey. It publishes a semi-annual research journal, the Bulletin. It also sponsors workshops and other events designed to create or facilitate communication between government, educators and the New Jersey research community.

For Scientists, Faculty Members, Post-Graduates, or Post Doctoral fellows

1. Judging Opportunities

Reviewers are urgently  needed to review proposals for the Junior Academy Grants in Aid (GIA) Program and to serve as NJ Academy of Science Judges. Please join us in mentoring the next generation of scientist.

We need you! 

Judges are needed for both the junior (high school) and senior (undergraduate and graduate) academy's student presentations at the NJ Academy of Science Annual Meetings.

If you're interested in serving the New Jersey Science Community in this important role please contact  njacademyofscience@gmail.com

The NJ Academy of Science  is collecting information of NJAS members  or community leaders, who are available over the academic year to serve as judges in neighboring Community Outreach Programs, County level Science Fairs or School Science Fairs. The organization is keeping a search engine to better help our NJ community reach out to the scientific community. Please include your information in this FORM.

2. Scientific Speaker Opportunities

As of 2023, NJ became the top 3 state for best state for a scientist. Most importantly, NJ is the top state for education. This means we have great scientific leaders.

NJ Academy of Science would love to highlight the wonderful work of our colleagues at the corporate, higher education, non-profit and science education level to share their personal story or scientific contribution. Our community needs to hear from you.

NJ Academy of Science is always looking for  presenters for our events. Please note:

  • Speaker proposals should be submitted 2 months in advance, before a presenting date is announce.
  • Presenters can be from governmental, academic, or community organization. Please be advised that no client-side marketers are allowed as speakers unless, a governmental, academic, or community organization speaker are co-presenting with a client-side marketer to raise the session to a "case study" and negate any perception of a "sales pitch."
  • NJ Academy of Science does not compensate speakers or pay for travel costs but speakers will receive a memorable gift from NJAS and one year NJAS membership.
  • Generally, a release will be required for the content and audio/video of your presentation to allow us to post it to our website or other social media sites.

For speaking opportunities or proposal submission questions, please email njacademyofscience@gmail.com and an executive member will contact you. Please include specific details of your question or issue along with your name and phone number. Interested in speaking at state or regional district school or organization level, please include your information in this FORM.

Thank you for your interest.

3. Mentoring Opportunities

In life 1 in 3 young people will grow up without having a mentor, can you imaging what is the stats for young people aspiring a career in STEM?

What makes a good mentor

  • A sincere desire to assist a young person through the STEM discipline
  • Respect for young people
  • Active listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Ability to see solutions and opportunities 
  • Flexibility


  • Have fun
  • Achieve personal growth and learn more about themselves
  • Improve their self-esteem and feel they are making a difference
  • Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop  a greater appreciation for diversity
  • Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work

For Interest in this endeavor, please email us at njacademyofscience@gmail.com . Please  used subject Mentoring Opportunities.

4. Be Part of the NJAS executive Board

NJAS is a non-profit organization that is managed by the executive board members in a pro bono manner. Every 4 years the executive board chooses new leadership.  The experience you get from this opportunity is phenomenal. 

  • Ability to network with other state organizations 
  • Be part of the NAAS and AAAS affiliation
  • Ability to contribute to the scientific community
  • Obtain experience in leadership and management
  • Obtain experience in grant writing
  • Obtain experience in editorial writing
  • Make long-lasting friends with the executive board

At present, we have open positions. please check this link for more information. Thank you.

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