Support the Next Generation of Scientists

The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) is a non-profit organization completely run by volunteer PhD-level scientists. We are committed to providing the tools, mentorship, and community necessary for any middle or high school student to learn about the research process and even publish their own scientific investigations.

At JEI, we believe young scientists learn best when they:

  • Engage in hands-on experiments inspired by their own research questions
  • Learn about scientific research through the publications of their peers
  • Interact with and learn from scientists from backgrounds similar to their own
  • Join a community of young and professional scientists that support one another

Identifying as a scientist early on is formative in empowering students to pursue their dreams. We strive to help all students, especially those who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in STEM, recognize their potential as scientists early in their academic careers.

JEI is changing STEM education by:

  • Mentoring students through their own original research projects
  • Publishing the work of middle and high school scientists in our free open-access journal online
  • Developing curricula for students to learn about scientific research in their middle and high school classrooms
  • Running virtual camps, where students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM engage in the entire scientific research process and become published authors
  • Hosting conferences for students to share their research and network with young and professional scientists

Since 2011, we received over 900 submitted manuscripts from six continents, and published 311 original scientific articles from middle and high school students around the world. Over the last year alone, we've grown exponentially, receiving 375 submissions and publishing 139 articles, thanks to an active volunteer staff of over 300 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research faculty.

If you prefer to support JEI with a check, please send it to:

The Journal of Emerging Investigators, Inc

2820 S Alma School Rd

Suite 18 PMB 2032

Chandler, AZ 85286