Challenging Students with STEM

JSHSJunior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a program designed to challenge and engage high school students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. It’s a collaborative effort sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Academy of Applied Science for the advancement of our nation’s scientific and technological progress.

Every February, Iowa students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers at the University of Iowa.  Delegates attending the symposium also have the opportunity to tour research labs, engage in career exploration, network with their peers, and interact with University of Iowa research faculty.

Five finalists from Iowa will travel to Dayton, Ohio for the national symposium, held from May 1-5, 2013.  There they will compete with over 350 other delegates from across the nation, Puerto Rico, Europe and the Pacific Rim.  Additionally, the five Iowa finalists will split over $8,000 in scholarships.

To learn more about JSHS, check out the Iowa Regional and the National JSHS websites.

Update: JSHS was featured in the University of Iowa’s IowaNow!

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