U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored
55th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
April 26-30, 2017, San Diego

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competition guidelines, hotel accommodations, dress code, etc.

On behalf of the research offices of the military, the Academy of Applied Science is pleased to announce the 55th  National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, scheduled April 26-30, San Diego, California. The National JSHS will bring together 230 high school students who qualify for attendance by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide. Approximately 130 adult leaders, high school teachers, university faculty, ranking military guests, and others attend and join in encouraging the future generation of scientists and engineers and celebrating student achievement in the sciences.


All regional symposia student finalists are invited to present their research at the  55th National JSHS.  The top two regional delegates are invited to compete for military-sponsored scholarships by presenting their research in oral sessions held on Friday.  All other regional delegates are invited to present their research in poster sessions held on Thursday. Sessions will be organized by disciplines that are designated by the students during the registration process (abstract and paper submission).  All sessions will be held at the Hyatt La Jolla.

The scientific and educational program

Unique activities for JSHS participants include:

  • The Student Research Presentations highlight the 55th National JSHS and feature the STEM achievements of outstanding students representing the U.S., Puerto Rico and the DoD Dependents Schools of Europe and the Pacific.

  • “DoD STEM Experiences,” will allow students and teachers to engage with DoD’s world-class STEM professionals and provide exposure to the Department’s cutting edge research and technologies. 

  • The Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Saturday will feature recognition for all participants and the announcement of undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships awarded to 24 students in eight categories of National JSHS competition.

Come join the celebration at the 55th National JSHS -- and discuss the future exciting STEM opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit http://www.cvent.com/d/dvqc2x/1Q for program highlights and scheduled activities -- or follow JSHS at Twitter@NtlJSHS.