The Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a Tri-Service – U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force − program that encourages high school students grades 9-12 to conduct original research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). JSHS is a collaborative effort between the research arm of the Department of Defense and 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 (DOD) federal research laboratories to help advance the nation’s scientific and technological progress. Through JSHS, over 8,000 youth annually compete in 47 regional symposia covering the U.S., Puerto Rico, and DOD Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific to receive recognition, incentives, and scholarships for their research achievements.
The regional JSHS at the University of Tennessee is cooperatively sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Learn more about the Tennessee Regional Science & Humanities Symposium by clicking here.