Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Kentucky Regional Symposium

New for 2018 - ONLINE REGISTRATION - click the link below:

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Spring 2018 competition dates - February 23 and 24, 2018.

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.

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.


Important dates for the 2018 Kentucky Regional JSHS

Student Letter of Intent, submitted by Sponsoring Mentor/Teacher, is due by December 20, 2017. (See form below.)
Student abstract and research papers reporting the results of their STEM research are due by January 20, 2018. (Submit through registration login.)
Notification to students to confirm participation in oral presentations, February 12-16, 2018.
Registration deadline
    • All students must register and submit an abstract and research paper by January 20, 2018.
    • All teachers, guests, and STEM professionals/volunteers complete registration to attend the Regional JSHS by February 23, 2018.

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Forms and Documents

Spring 2018 competition dates - February 23 and 24, 2018.

If you have questions about the Spring 2018 Symposium, to be held in Louisville, KY February 23 and 24,2018, please contact the directors:

Terri Tinnell , 270-866-1501

Dr. Tom Tretter , 502-852-0595