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U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored
53rd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
April 29-May 2, 2015, Hunt Valley, Maryland

Registration is open at:
Link for Students to Submit Abstract

On behalf of the research offices of the military, the Academy of Applied Science is pleased to announce the 53rd  National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, scheduled April 29-May 2, Hunt Valley, Maryland. 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 140 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  53rd 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 30.  All other regional delegates are invited to present their research in poster sessions held on Friday, May 1., 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 Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland.

The scientific and educational program

Unique activities for JSHS participants include:

  • The Student Research Presentations highlight the 53rd 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.  Panel presentations, exhibits and demonstrations, and a “Reverse Science Fair” are among the planned activities.

  • The closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Saturday will conclude the program with  twenty-one student researchers recognized and presented with undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships in seven categories of National JSHS competition.

Come join the celebration at the 53rd National JSHS -- and discuss the future exciting STEM opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!

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