What It Takes to Compete

JSHS invites you to present your original research to your local JSHS Regional Competition. Find our Rules of Competition and how to prepare your project for submission.

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Present Your Research

Get started with JSHS by finding your region. This is the first step to presenting your research and earning undergraduate scholarships.

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Elevate STEM Opportunities in Your Classroom

Learn how to engage your students in one of the nation’s longest running STEM competitions that emulates professional science and engineering symposia.

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Welcome to
Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Opportunities for hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking are planned. By participating in regional and national symposia, students may...

  • Participate in a forum honoring individual achievement in STEM;
  • Qualify for significant scholarships and other recognition;
  • Network to enrich understanding of STEM pursuits beyond high school;
  • Advance in statewide, regional, national and international symposia;
  • Develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits -- skills in the application of science content to solve a problem or to gain new knowledge, writing a paper, and communicating results.

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Interested students and their teachers are encouraged to contact the JSHS regional symposium director in their area to obtain application guidelines and materials

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Supporting the Next STEM Generation

JSHS is a collaborative effort with the research arm of the Department of Defense and administered in cooperation with nationwide colleges and universities. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers -- conducting STEM research on behalf of or directly for the Department of Defense, the Federal research laboratories, or for the greater good in advancing the nation's scientific and technological progress.

Ready to sign up?

Interested students and their teachers are encouraged to contact the JSHS regional symposium director in their area to obtain application guidelines and materials