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About TJSHS

The 2020 Annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Tennessee Regional will be held at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown. The Crowne Plaza is located at 401 W. Summit Hill Drive SW, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Mentors attending the 2020 Symposium: Please know that lodging and parking will be directly billed to the University of Tennessee however all rooms will require a credit card at check-in for incidentals.

Students cannot attend the symposium alone.

Thursday evening dinner theme TBD (no alcohol will be served). All attendees are encouraged to attend even if they are not staying at the hotel on Thursday night. Let us know if you have questions.

2020 program information coming soon. For an idea on the 2020 program, see the 2019 program listed below.

2019 JSHS – TN Program

What is the Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium?

The TJSHS is a regional affiliate of the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The JSHS is administered through the National Science Teaching Association in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation to promote and foster research and experimentation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at the high school level. The JSHS is jointly sponsored by the research offices of the US Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force with the aim of advancing the nation’s scientific and technological progress by challenging and engaging students in the STEM disciplines.

The JSHS 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. Every year, more than 8,000 students from high schools throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Schools of Europe and the Pacific Rim, participate in a regional JSHS symposium. The Tennessee JSHS is one of forty-eight regional JSHS programs and has been held at the University of Tennessee since 1965.