Technical Program


U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored
52nd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
April 23-27, 2014

Registration opens late January 2014

On behalf of the research offices of the military, the Academy of Applied Science is pleased to announce the 52nd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, scheduled April 23-27, 2014, Washington, D.C. 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 100 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 52nd National JSHS.  The top two regional delegates are invited to compete for military-sponsored scholarships by presenting their research in oral sessions held on Thursday, April 24, Renaissance Arlington Capital View.  All other regional delegates are invited to present their research in poster sessions held on Friday, April 25, at the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Sessions will be organized by disciplines that are designated by the students during the registration process (abstract and paper submission).

The scientific and educational program

JSHS participants will have the opportunity to participate in the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF).  Lockheed Martin is the presenting host sponsor of the Festival, along with a grassroots collaboration of over 1,000 leading science and engineering corporations in the United States.  Unique activities for JSHS participants include… 

  • Exclusive invitation to attend the “Sneak Peek” media and VIP session, which will enable students and program representatives to interface with senior industry and DoD leadership, members of the Congressional Host Committee and university leadership (25 April 2014).
  • JSHS student poster session will be held on the Main Floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where posters will be viewed by Congressional Host Committee members, and senior leaders within DoD, industry and academia. This poster session will be a formal part of the conference agenda and published/ promoted as such (25 April 2014).
  • Exhibitor participation in the Grand Finale Expo (26-27 April 2014) to feature Army/Navy/Air Force STEM programs and innovative, hands-on technology displays sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Visit for program highlights and scheduled activities -- or follow JSHS at Twitter@NtlJSHS. Featured USASEF activities will be published at or participants can follow USASEF on Twitter@USAScienceFest.