Professional Member (Member) - Is a person who works in a science related field or has an interest in the goals of the Academy. Professional members pay full dues and receive the Journal, Bulletin, and all general mailings.
Fellow - Nominated by the membership and elected by the Board of Directors from those members who have provided meritorious service to the Academy and effective promotion of science in Iowa. Fellows remain Fellows as long as they maintain membership. This is an honor with the same privileges and responsibilities as a Professional Member. The board of directors solicits nominations for Fellow from the membership in the fall of each year.
Current IAS Fellows.
Fellow nomination brochure. [.pdf]
Distinguished Fellow - The Distinguished Fellow award is the highest honor the Academy can bestow upon an individual, and is intended to recognize exceptional scholarly activity and/or exceptional service to the scientific community at the national and international levels. Although the individual need not be a current resident of Iowa, his/her background and accomplishments should, in some manner, relate to Iowa. Life membership is bestowed to all Distinguished Fellows. See Distinguished Awards for more information.
Life Member/Fellow - Any member or Fellow may become a life member by paying 15 times the current dues in one lump sum payment or donating $1000 to the Benchmark fund (in one-four annual payments). A life member is exempt from future dues, but must pay for registration to the Annual Meeting.
Emeritus Member/Fellow - Any person who has been a member in good standing for 15 consecutive years (or is a life member) and has retired may request Emeritus status. Emeritus Members do not pay annual dues and receive free registration to the Annual Meeting. Emeritus Members do pay for meals, tour fees, etc. An Emeritus Member/Fellow receives the Journal and all other general mailings.
Student Member - Student members must be currently enrolled full-time in an institution of higher learning. Student members may be asked to provide proof of full-time status. Student Members pay 1/2 the annual membership dues and 1/2 the Annual Meeting registration fee. Students are non-voting members of the Academy.
All members in individual membership categories (above) may join up to 4 sections of the Iowa Academy of Science.
Organizations and corporations with goals and missions aligned to the mission of the Academy are invited to join the Academy as institutional or corporate members.
Institutional Member - Institutions of Higher Learning and Nonprofit Organizations may become Institutional Members of the Academy. Institutional Membership privileges include a plaque, a subscription to the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science for the institution library, and one complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting for an administrator. Institutional Membership is $125/year. [current institutional members]
Corporate Member - Corporations and for-profit businesses may become Corporate Members of the Academy. Corporate membership
include a plaque and a subscription to the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science and the Bulletin Newsletter for the corporate contact person and CEO. Corporations may join the academy at any of the following levels with the additional benefits listed:
- Bronze, dues of $250 annually
- Silver, dues of $500 annually
Silver level members receive one free registration to either the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting or the Iowa Science Teaching Section Fall Conference
- Gold, dues of $750 annually
Gold level members receive two free conference registrations to choice of the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting and/or the Iowa Science Teaching Section Fall Conference
- Platinum, dues of $1000 annually
Platinum members receive three free registrations to choice of the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting and/or the Iowa Science Teaching Section Fall Conference
Contact Us to Join
Iowa Junior Academy of Science School Membership - Schools may join the Iowa Junior Academy of Science. IJAS school mentors and member students receive members only access to the IJAS Wiki-Handbook and STARS (Science Teachers and Researching Students) Directory of extra
science activities and a poster sized event calendar highlighting deadlines and event dates for science fairs, contests, grants and more. Visit the IJAS Wiki-Handbook for additional information and to join IJAS!
Iowa Junior Academy of Science Individual Membership - Individual students may join the IJAS for a reduced fee. Individual IJAS students receive access to the IJAS Wiki-Handbook and may participate in all IJAS programs. Visit the IJAS Wiki-Handbook for additional information and to join IJAS!