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The 51st Annual TJSHS was held February 25-26, 2016 with fourteen schools from across the state being represented this year.  Thank you to each participant for making 2016 so successful.

Congratulations Winners!

Oral Presentations

1st Place – Ayushi Sinha (Girl Preparatory School) The Effect of the Surface on Zebra Mussel Attachment

2nd Place – Thomas Colburn (Oak Ridge High School) Enhanced Decomposition of Plastic Waste through Photocatalysis

3rd Place – Madeleine Mason (Farragut High School) Chamber Technology for Studying Azospirillum brasilense’s Chemotaxis

4th Place – Vinila Baljepally (Bearden High School) A Mathematical Model to Predice Repeated Ablation for Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation

5th Place – Albert Xue (Oak Ridge High School) Modeling Viscous Fluid Pink-Off Through an Axisymmetric Galerkin Boundary Integral Formulation

Poster Presentations

1st Place – Andrew Aultman (McCallie School) Study of the Cellular and Molecular Signaling Processes which Influence Algal-cnidarian symbiosis and bleaching

2nd Place – Elizabeth Gallmeier (Oak Ridge High School) Combining PCA and PLS to Predict Extractability of Hydrocarbons from Shales

3rd Place – Tina Wang (Oak Ridge High School) Effect of film resistance on performances of aged lithium-ion batteries at high temperature and high discharge rates

4th Place – Liz Enyenihi (Farragut High School) The Regulation of CD47-Dependent Signaling

Teacher’s Award – Ms. Tracie Durham (Girl Preparatory School)

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Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) is an annual scientific research competition that gives high school students the opportunity to present original research in a public forum. The top three winners receive scholarships, which can be used at any college or university upon graduation, and the top two TJSHS winners will receive an all expense-paid trip to attend the national JSHS and compete for additional scholarships.

The TJSHS features oral and poster presentations judged by top faculty researchers at UT Knoxville. Attending students and teachers will have the chance to visit research laboratories on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus. Participants will learn about cutting-edge research and meet internationally renowned researchers.  Attendees in the past have visited local places such as the Forensic Anthropology Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Whether you are a high school student who has conducted an original research project; a high school student who is interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering, technology, or mathematics; or a high school teacher who has mentored a student in his or her research, you have an opportunity to participate in the TJSHS!

The 51st Annual TJSHS will be held February 25-26, 2016.

For more information on eligibility and how to nominate participants see the Policies and Nomination Information areas.

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