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Unit & Room Assignments

The Annual Meeting of PJAS Region 2 will be held on Saturday March 3

, 2018 at Wilkes University.  Presentations start at 10:30 a.m.  Contact your child's sponsor for complete details.


Student Registration for the Region 2 Regional Competition OPENS on November 1st and CLOSES on February 1st. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.


Registered Users (from last year) do NOT need to re-register . ALL Sponsors & Students who were registered last year on the Region 2 website are still registered. NEW Sponsors & Students who are NOT already registered, need to register. Please use the Region 2 links below to access the Region 2 Competition Registration System.

LOGIN for EXISTING Users (ALL users from last year)

SPONSOR Registration: (NEW Sponsors only)




(Form uploads open until Feb 20, 2015)

JUDGES Registration



State Competition

Students who have received First Awards for the Regional Competition are eligible to attend the State Competition. Any Student who will NOT be attending the State Competition must notify their Sponsors immediately (within 10 days) after the Regional Competition.

Students who will be attending the State Competition will need to complete and submit the required forms. Please contact your Sponsor for the current fees to attend the State Competition. However, no student will be denied participation in the competition due to financial reasons. If financial assistance is needed, please contact the Regional Director so accommodations can be made.

Students will be expected to behave in acceptable manner, please review the Student Behavior Code prior to attending States. Students should also review the Preparation for State Competition page and the States Overnight Checklist for additional details.


2018 PJAS State Competition

The medical and behavior forms can be found at pjas.net.  Click on the State Competition Tab.  menus and the schedule will be posted in mid May.    The times on the schedule don't change much from year to year so the previous year's schedule will still be a help.   What does change every year are the places.  

State Competition

2018 State Meeting Overview:

  • State Competition Dates: May 20, 21, and 22, 2018 
  • Location: Penn State University (in University Park)
  • Deadline for State Form: March 20, 2018 (NO LATER!!) 





We need the “State Form” by March 20, 2016 so we can do housing. All First Award Winners are automatically roomed. See below for a few new things for the state meeting. Read them carefully, particularly if you are staying off campus.

We MUST have the following documents:

  • Clearances (34/151/114) on file for all non-school employees (we must have them in our possession this year) - SEE LINKS IN MENU ABOVE (under State Competition)
  • Three (3) copies of Medical Forms (with original signatures)
  • Signed Student Behavior Code


So be sure to include the Behavior Code and the Non-school Employee Clearances when you submit your Med Forms.




Meeting Costs


In terms of costs, day packages are $100 and full packages will be $180.00 this year. This cost reflects a $5 increase from last year.

All fees are to be paid before the State Meeting. All fees are non-refundable; if a student decides not to attend the State Meeting the fee is not returned.

Please complete and return the required forms along with the application fee no later than March 20, 2017..


Student Participation Fee
There is a Participation Fee for each student who will be presenting at the State Meeting. however, no student will be denied participation due to financial reasons. If financial assistance is needed, please contact the Regional Director so accommodations can be made.




Contact PJAS Region 2
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Region 2 Contacts

Dr. Clay LaCoe III, Director
Western Wayne School District
1970C Easton Turnpike
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
PHONE: (800) 321-9973, option 5
FAX: (570) 341-1247
Contact the Director

Maria Masankay, Treasurer
Contact the Treasurer

William Buza, Secretary
(Scholarships / Student Housing)
Mid Valley Secondary Center
130 Rushbrook Road
Scott Township, PA 18433
(570) 254-6948
Contact the Secretary

Glenn Pettinato, Judging
North Pocono High School
701 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444
Contact Judging Administrator

David A. Rusak,SRC/IRB Form Review
Chemistry Professor
University of Scranton
Contact Form Review Administrator

Maps & Directions

Location of Regional Competition:

Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

DIRECTIONS: Do NOT rely on GPS. Please use directions provided by Wilkes University in links below:


Awards Dinner following Regional Competition:

Genetti's Best Western Hotel & Conference Center
77 East Market Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 570-825-6477 or 800-833-6152

Location of the State Meeting:

Penn State University
University Park
Pennsylvania 18602
Penn State University

If you need additional information or require assistance, please contact the Regional Director.

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