Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Kentucky Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

2021 KY JSHS Competition Dates: February 19 & 20, 2021

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 research advancement, 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, and national 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 2021 KY JSHS:

  • Students complete Intent to Submit form by November 20th, 2020 at https://forms.gle/HwEP3NGktTQP7ohA7
  • Students submit final Abstracts & Research Papers by Jan. 15th, 2021 (a link will be provided via e-mail)
  • Students notified of acceptance by February 8th, 2021
  • Students and teachers submit registration and all accompanying forms by February 12th, 2021
  • Invited participants attend the KYJSHS Friday, February 19th – Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at UofL*

* An online participation option will be made available for any JSHS 2021 activities and competition.

Forms and Documents

2021 KY JSHS Competition Dates: February 19 & 20, 2021

Please direct your questions to the KY JSHS Directors. The KY Regional JSHS will be held in Louisville, KY on February 19th - 20th, 2021:

Terri Tinnell , 270-866-1501

Dr. Tom Tretter , 502-852-0595