JSHS Tri-Service Partners

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is a collaborative effort between the research offices of the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, National Science Teachers Association, and leading research universities throughout the nation. The Department of Defense generously provides funding for the National symposium and JSHS scholarships.


The ARMY continues its long tradition and strong commitment to the advancement of STEM education and literacy through the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Leveraging its most valuable assets—world-class scientists and engineers and research facilities—AEOP offers our Nation’s youth and teachers a continuum of meaningful, real-world STEM enrichment activities, competitions and apprenticeship programs. Learn more about AEOP.

54th National JSHS Poster Competition Judging


The Department of the NAVY focus on STEM is threefold: 1) to inspire, engage, and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers; 2) to employ, retain, and develop our civilian and uniformed technical workforce; and 3) to collaborate across the Naval STEM enterprise and with other agencies to maximize benefits to the DON. STEM programs are mission-critical invest­ments in the DON current and future workforces and are critical to meet present and future warfighting challenges. Learn more about Naval STEM program.

Air Force      

The AIR FORCE recognizes there is a critical need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) talent for future technology and innovation efforts within our nation’s STEM workforce. The Air Force STEM Outreach Office services the Air Force and surrounding communities through fostering develop­ment, improvement, coordination, and assessment of Air Force STEM outreach programs across the United States. The office also works with other Department of Defense components, academia, and industry to efficiently and effectively improve K-12 STEM literacy. Learn more about Air Force STEM.