The University of Louisville is hosting the Kentucky Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (KY-JSHS) on February 27-28, 2015. This event encourages advanced high school science students who are performing scientific research to submit a manuscript describing their project and outcomes for this rigorous competition. Up to 40 finalists will be invited, on the basis of their written paper, to present their research orally at the Regional Symposium on February 28.
Co-Director of the 2015 KY-JSHS, Dr. Tom Tretter, is seeking support from faculty and doctoral students who are willing to review papers written by high school students. The papers are approximately 10 pages, double-spaced, in length, not including tables and other appendices. They intend to send the papers out to faculty by January 30, 2015 by email, and will need scores back by February 13, 2015 so that they can notify selected students they've been chosen as finalists. It is also acceptable to assign this review to an appropriate graduate student (doctoral level preferred). A scoring guide will be used to evaluate the papers which requires primarily entering scores. Some constructive feedback to share with students is also invited.
If you are available to review paper(s) during this time frame, please send an email toTom Tretter indicating your willingness to serve in this capacity. In addition, to ensure fair review, please tell Dr. Tretter if you have mentored a high school student this year and the name(s) of the student(s) so that alternate reviewers may be assigned if necessary.
They will also be looking for up to 12-15 judges for the oral presentations on February 28, and would appreciate any suggestions for faculty who would be appropriate to serve in this capacity as well.
Please contact Dr. Tom Tretter, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, or William Thornburgh, Doctoral Student, College of Education and Human Development, if you have any questions.
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