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The NJ Academy of Science (NJAS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the advancement of STEM-related fields among the NJ scientific community. The organization is 100% funded by its membership dues, publications, fundraisers, and private donations. It is our hope that our NJAS  members and friends continue to contribute to our mission. The NJ Academy of Science was founded in 1954, is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the National Association of Academies of Science.

The purpose of the academy is to stimulate education and research in science throughout New Jersey. The academy seeks to accomplish this purpose by publication of a scholarly journal, The Bulletin, by support of secondary school programs in science, developing a community STEM network by hosting scientific seminars and Gala events, sponsoring grants to promote high school research, by dissemination of current research results through our annual meetings, as well as other occasional publications, the "Newsletter",  and lastly by co-hosting events with other organizations to disseminate the up-to-date STEM information to our community. 

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NJ Academy of Science heavily depends on volunteers.  We need the continued participation of our members to sustain and grow the Academy. 

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1. As a team, we work in collaboration to engage and help deliver to our community  a STEM network platform, showcase scientific research efforts, communicate educational science initiatives,  and develop STEM network activities for our community in NJ. We are the voice of our community - if you are interested in any of the above efforts - Join us!.

2. NJAS team is inclusive, we welcome anyone that is passionate on making a difference in our scientific community. 

3. Recognition in the scientific community

4. Develop Leadership skills.

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THE WOMAN WHO DISCOVERED CORONA VIRUS

The woman who discovered the first human coronavirus was the daughter of a Scottish bus driver, who left school at 16.

June Almeida went on to become a pioneer of virus imaging, whose work has come roaring back into focus during the present pandemic.

Covid-19 is a new illness but it is caused by a coronavirus of the type first identified by Dr Almeida in 1964 at her laboratory in St Thomas's Hospital in London.

The virologist was born June Hart in 1930 and grew up in a tenement near Alexandra Park in the north east of Glasgow.

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