Nomination Procedure for the Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium*
* NOTE: Schools may nominate three students for oral presentations and two students for poster presentations.
Nomination and Registration for the 2019 event is open at http://www.cvent.com/d/dgq65h.
Who attends JSHS?
Tennessee high school students interested in STEM studies can participate either as a presenter or as a student delegate. The Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be February 28-March 1, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza, Knoxville. Up to three (3) high school students and one teacher from each high school may participate.
Who can present at the Tennessee Regional JSHS?
Any high school student from the State of Tennessee may submit a paper for consideration.
How do I present at the Tennessee Regional JSHS?
- STEP 1: Students in grades 9–12 select an area of research:
- Environmental Science
- Life Science
- Medicine and Health/Behavioral Science
- Biomedical Sciences, Molecular/Cellular
- Engineering and Technology
- Math and Computer Sciences/Computer Engineering
- Physical Sciences
- STEP 2: Students conduct original research.
- STEP 3: By January 23, 2019, students submit for evaluation an abstract and research paper reporting the results of their STEM research. For guidelines on abstract and research paper formats, please visit the National JSHS Rules of Competition.
- STEP 4: The Tennessee Regional JSHS assembles a review panel to review students’ abstracts and research papers and select students to present their result in oral presentation. A total fourteen (14) students will be invited to present their research in oral sessions and a total sixteen (16) students will be invited to present their research in poster sessions.
What if my abstract is not accepted?
Students whose research submission is not accepted for oral session presentation at the Tennessee Regional JSHS but is complete and meets all paper format guidelines will automatically be invited to present in the poster session.
What are the important dates for the 2019 Tennessee Regional JSHS?
- Registration is open! December 1, 2018
- Notification to students to confirm participation in presentations. February 1, 2018
- Confirmation of Attendance and Registration deadline – All students, teachers, guests, and STEM professionals/volunteers complete registration to attend the Tennessee Regional JSHS. February 17, 2019.
Students who are selected to make presentations at the Tennessee JSHS have an opportunity to win undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships and cash awards from $200 to $2,000.
The JSHS will distribute $4,500 in academic scholarships to the top three regional finalists:
- $2,000 to first place;
- $1,500 to second place;
- $1,000 to third place.
The top five finalists are invited to advance to the National JSHS. Two of the five finalists will orally present their research in competition for military-sponsored scholarships; three of the five finalists will present their research in poster sessions and receive recognition and cash awards. National JSHS scholarships are awarded as follows.
- Eight $12,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National research paper competition;
- Eight $8,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National research paper competition; and
- Eight $4,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National research paper competition.
For additional references to information on paper preparation, style and presentation, please refer to the Tennessee JSHS website, https://jshs-tn.utk.edu, or National JSHS, Rules of Competition for student research presentation at the National JSHS.
JSHS is a Tri-Service – U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force −program that encourages high school students 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 College of Arts and Sciences.