Program Benefits

JSHS promotes research and experimentation at the high school level and supports students’ future STEM pursuits through scholarships and recognition.  Participating students have the opportunity to present their STEM research in a forum of their peers and professional STEM personnel representing the DoD, Federal research laboratories, and academia.


"I learned a tremendous amount of science, got to meet other high school students who shared my interests in science, and learned that I could succeed at any program that I chose to pursue."

~ JSHS Student 2014

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Student Benefits

  • Public recognition and certificates, honoring achievement and interest in research pursuits.
  • Attainment of a sense of achievement and self-confidence resulting from interaction with students from other schools and regions and with professional researchers and educators.
  • Connection to future research opportunities through other Army, Navy, and Air Force STEM programs and networks with university and industry professionals.
  • Access to DoD, university, and industry laboratory tours, speakers, and activities to provide insight into STEM careers and professional development.

Want to get involved with JSHS and compete for these awards? Start by finding your Regional JSHS Symposium.