Program Overview:


JSHS is designed to encourage and recognize achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics by high school students. Individual students may apply to compete for scholarships and recognition by present­ing the results of their STEM projects before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Opportunities for hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking benefit participating students. JSHS regional symposia are held at 48 nationwide university campuses and serve students in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the DoD Dependents Schools, Europe and Pacific.

Visit http://www.jshs.org/ to learn more about how to get involved with JSHS.



The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2017-18 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.



Program Milestones:

Sep – Jan: Student application process is open, requiring application, abstract and paper (dates vary by location)
Jan – Apr: Regional symposia review of abstracts and papers
Jan – Apr: Regional symposia judging – oral and poster presentations
Apr: Regional winners announced
Apr: National JSHS held


“I loved the exposure to future research opportunities at JSHS and to learn about both university and military research. The JSHS broadened my thinking about possibilities for the future. The confidence and competence that I gained through this high school experience played a large part in my future success. Because of the JSHS experiences, I decided to major in Chemistry.” ~ National JSHS Student Delegate

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Phone: 603-228-4530

Email: cousens@jshs.org