41st MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL JUNIOR SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
The University of Mississippi
March 4 - 5, 2012
What is JSHS?
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.
JSHS is jointly sponsored by the research offices of the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation. The Department of Defense generously provides funding for the National Symposium and the JSHS scholarships. The JSHS program is administered nationally through the Academy of Applied Science.
The JSHS mission…
- To promote research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level.
- To recognize the significance of research in human affairs and the importance of humane and ethical principles in the application of research results.
- To 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.
- To expand the horizons of research-oriented students by exposing them to opportunities in the academic, industrial, and governmental communities.
- To increase the number of future adults capable of conducting research and development.
We hope that you and your school will be able to participate.
University of Mississippi Scholarships
Scholarships to attend The University of Mississippi are available to 1st – 3rd
place overall winners at the 2012 Junior Science & Humanities Symposium.
Because of our partnership with the National JSHS, we honor our scholarships to
students throughout these students’ Ole Miss careers. If you receive one of these
scholarships, please notify Ryan Whittington (662-915-3034) of your intent to
attend Ole Miss before the Fall of your freshman year.
- 1st Place - $1500 per academic year
- 2nd Place - $750 per academic year
- 3rd Place - $300 per academic year
The 2012 50th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be held May 2 - 6, 2012, in Bethesda, Maryland. Registration opens in January 20, 2012.
2012 Guidelines and Forms
Abstracts, papers, and applications are due no later than Monday, January 16, 2012.
Guidelines and Information 2012 Symposium (PDF file)
Abstract Submission Instructions (PDF file)
All Mississippi Regional JSHS student delegates must submit a 200-word abstract in electronic format.
2012 Student Application Form (PDF file)
2012 Student Application Form (MS Word file-editable)
To be completed by ALL students, presenters and participants
2012 Student Paper Entry Form (PDF file)
2012 Student Paper Entry Form (MS Word file-editable)
To be completed by students submitting a research paper
Research Paper Submission Instructions (PDF file)
2012 Teacher Nomination Form (PDF file)
2012 Teacher Nomination Form (MS Word file-editable)
To be completed by HS faculty
2012 School Nomination Form (PDF file)
2012 School Nomination Form (MS Word file-editable)
To be completed by HS faculty and School Principal
You can find directions to Ole Miss and a campus map on the main University of Mississippi web page. All events will be held on the fourth floor of the Ole Miss Student Union, which is located on the main circle at the center of campus. No parking permit will be required. To see a list of local hotels click here.
Lodging and Meals
All participants and one coach/sponsor will be provided with with
their own individual hotel room for the night of March 4th, while rooms are available. Also,
meals will be provided during the competition.
Division of Outreach
E.F. Yerby Conference Center
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677