2012 Year

    Testing Dates for 2012

    Thursday January 12, 2012, Thursday Feb 9, 2012;

              Thursday March 8, 2012; *Thursday April 12, 2012

    The New Jersey Science League is a competitive science organization operating within the State of New Jersey. The Science League had its beginning in 1962 by Dr. Mal Sturchio, a professor of chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Even though the beginning of the League was for chemistry students only, it finally grew to its present size offering competitive science exams in chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science.    

    The competitions are on two levels. 

    One level is for the students.  Students within any one testing

    area are ranked with each other based upon their scores on 3 of the 4 exams given.  Any student completing 3 of the 4 exams receives a certificate from the Science League.  The top ten percent (10%) of the students receiving a certificate also receive a plaque.  Last year the League awarded approximately 240 student plaques. The plaques are presented to the students in conjunction with your school’s awards program at the end of the school year.

    The next level of competition is with teams.  The students make up teams from the various schools. Each school only needs two members for each team, but as many as four may compete for each subject area. 


    Starting with the January competition, the  teams in each subject area are ranked according to the sum of the top two student scores for each team.  Team scores are cumulative from January through April.  Competition within each testing area is extremely keen. By the end of the season there can be as little as one question  separating first place from second place. 


    For each competition the results are posted on the web at www.enter.net/~njscil


    The final team score for the season will be the sum of all four exams.  Schools are

    ranked from #1 down to the last school.   The top 10 schools (not 10%) are awarded plaques.    


    A List of Topics of Study for each test is located here: http://www.enter.net/~njscil/topics_of_study_.html