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The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) program is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation.

The primary aims of JSHS are to promote original research and experimentation in science, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. The JSHS provides a forum for high school students to present the results of their original research. Students who participate in the Symposia also can meet and exchange ideas, interact with practicing researchers, and explore future academic and career opportunities. 

The Department of Defense (DOD) JSHS program is run by National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 1840 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA 22201. Jingchen (Jessie) Liu ( (Phone 703 312 9246 and (web is the Project Manager of JSHS programs. The South Carolina JSHS Director is Dr. Timir Datta 

JSHS Regions cover all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe and pacific. Students compete in their home region. For information: see 

Symposia Documents


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.