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Project Preparation

Drawing hexagonsBefore you begin your research, please read through the TJSHS Rules manual thoroughly. In this manual you will find information on paper formatting, rules on conducting research, and suggestions for preparing your presentation. If you have additional questions about TJSHS rules, please email

The TJSHS judges participants on their abstract and written research paper and oral or poster presentation.

Students who submit the best research papers and abstracts (as determined by a judging panel of UT faculty researchers) are then invited to present their research in a public forum. Selected students will be contacted by February 3, 2020, with an invitation to present their work through either an oral presentation or poster presentation at the TJSHS. Students chosen to present their work at the symposium must adhere to the guidelines listed below in order to be considered for awards.