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56th Annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Tennessee Regional

March 4 – 5, 2021

Knoxville, TN

Location: hosted via an online platform

The Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium gives high school students a chance to present original scientific research in a public forum and compete for scholarships, while providing participants opportunities for hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, and research lab visits.


  • Promote research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level.
  • Recognize the significance of research in human affairs and the importance of human and ethical principles in the application of research results.
  • Search out talented youth and their teachers, recognize their accomplishments at symposia, and encourage their continued interest and participation in the STEM disciplines.
  • Expand the horizons of research-oriented students by exposing them to opportunities in the academic, industrial, and governmental communities.
  • Increase the number of adults capable of conducting research and development.
  • Provide opportunities for outstanding student researchers to present their findings orally to interested students and adults.