Youth Programs


Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Founded in 1958 by the U.S. Army and joined after 1995 by the Navy and Air Force, the primary aim of the Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) encourages high school students at the high school level to engage in original research in the sciences, engineering or mathematics. JSHS achieves this goal in a symposium format which features presentations of research conducted by high school students, public recognition and awards, and interaction with practicing researchers.

The objectives are to:

  • Promote research and experimentation in the sciences, mathematics and engineering at the high school level.
  • Recognize the significance of research in human affairs, and the importance of humane and ethical principles in the application of research results.
  • Search out talented youth and their teachers, recognize their accomplishments at symposia and encourage their continued interest and participation in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
  • Expand the horizons of research-oriented students by exposing them to opportunities in the academic, industrial and governmental communities.
  • Increase the number of future adults capable of conducting research and development.

Teachers and guidance counselors should call 608.785.6508 or kdeschepper@uwlax.edu for further information and to receive student nomination forms. Interested students should contact their science teacher. Student nomination forms are submitted to Continuing Education. This program is largely funded by a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office.

2014 Dates TBD