Welcome to the Missouri Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program. Missouri University of Science and Technology is host to the 2019 Regional JSHS symposium held February 25-26, 2018, in Rolla, Missouri.
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JSHS is designed to challenge, engage, and publicly recognize students (Grades 9-12) conducting research in the sciences, 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 career exploration, research lab visits, peer discussions, and networking are planned. By participating in regional and national symposia, students may:
Who attends JSHS?
Missouri high school students interested in STEM studies can participate either as an oral presenter, a poster presenter or as a student observer. Students who wish to present a project must submit an abstract and an original research paper (for oral presenters only) in order to participate.
The goal of the Missouri JSHS is to support as many students as possible with preference given to students working on research papers and those who will be new attendees to the Missouri JSHS. In order to encourage the development of new research programs, students from schools with first-time attendance will also be considered for selection to participate as observers and do not have to submit research paper or abstract.
Students who wish to be present in oral competition should submit a clear abstract and research paper. Students who wish to present in poster competition should submit only an abstract. All materials will be submitted through this registration by February 10, 2018.
To provide participant diversity and allow for quality paper selection, a maximum of 10 students from a high school may submit papers for review to compete in the oral competition. Schools may also submit up to an additional 5 students to participate in the poster competition.
Who can present at the Missouri Regional JSHS?
Any high school student from the state of Missouri may submit a paper and/or abstract for consideration.
How do I present at the Missouri Regional JSHS?
What if my abstract is not accepted?
Students whose research submission is not accepted for oral presentation at the Missouri Regional JSHS but is complete and meets all paper format guidelines may be invited to attend as a student observer or poster presenter.
What are the important dates for the 2018 Missouri Regional JSHS?
Students who are selected to make presentations at the Missouri JSHS have an opportunity to win undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships and cash awards from $200 to $2,000.
The Academy of Applied Sciences will distribute $4,500 in academic scholarships to the top three regional finalists:
The top five finalists are invited to advance to the National JSHS. Two of the five finalists will orally present their research in competition for military-sponsored scholarships; three of the five finalists will present their research in poster sessions and receive recognition and cash awards. National JSHS scholarships are awarded as follows.
For additional references to information on paper preparation, style and presentation, please refer to the National JSHS, Rules of Competition for student research presentation at the National JSHS.
JSHS is a Tri-Service – U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force −program that encourages high school students to conduct original research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). JSHS is a collaborative effort between the research arm of the Department of Defense and 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 (DoD), federal research laboratories to help advance the nation's scientific and technological progress. Through JSHS, over 8,000 youth annually compete in 47 regional symposia covering the U.S., Puerto Rico, and DoD Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific to receive recognition, incentives, and scholarships for their research achievements.
The Academy of Applied Science, a non-profit educational organization in Concord, New Hampshire, administers the National JSHS Program. The regional JSHS at Missouri University of Science and Technology is co-operatively sponsored by the Recruitment Marketing and Enrollment Development department of the Enrollment Management Division.
If you have more questions or concerns, please contact:
Tyler Reyes, Assistant Regional Director