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2018 Indiana Regional JSHS
Saint Mary of the Woods College
March 8-10, 2018


Welcome to the Indiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program. Saint Mary of the Woods College is host to the 2018 Regional JSHS symposium held March 8-10, 2018 in Saint Mary of the Woods, IN.


JSHS is designed to challenge, engage, and publicly recognize students (Grades 9-12) conducting research in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Individual 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. Opportunities for career exploration, research lab visits, peer discussions, and networking are planned. By participating in regional and national symposia, students may:

  • Participate in a forum honoring individual achievement in STEM;
  • Network with peers who have similar interests;
  • Hear research presentations by other students;
  • Develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits in STEM fields;
  • Hear nationally renowned scientists speak on their work;
  • Qualify for significant scholarships and other recognition; and
  • Advance to the national symposium.


Who attends JSHS?

Indiana high school students interested in STEM studies can participate either as a presenter or as a student observer. The Indiana JSHS will accept up to 15 papers from each high school, but any number of students may attend as observers.


Who can present at the Indiana Regional JSHS?

Any high school student from the Indiana region may submit a paper for consideration.


How do I present at the Indiana Regional JSHS?

  • Abstracts if student work and research papers from students applying to be oral presenters are due February 1, 2018.
  • The Director sets up an evaluation panel to determine invitees for presentation - February 15, 2018.
  • Notification of presentation and invitation to attend and/or present are sent by February 15, 2018.


What if my abstract is not accepted?

Between 15 and 21 students will be invited to present their research in oral sessions. Students whose research submission is not accepted for oral presentation at the Indiana JSHS but is complete and meets all paper format guidelines will automatically be invited to present their work in the poster show, if one occurs.This year's poster show is pending. 


 What are the important dates for the 2018 Indiana Regional JSHS?
  • Registration is open! January 1, 2018
  • All student presenters submit a paper reporting the results of their STEM research. February 1, 2018
  • Notification to students to confirm participation in oral presentations. February 15, 2018
  • Registration deadline – All student observers, teachers, guests, and STEM professionals/volunteers complete registration to attend the Indiana JSHS. March 1, 2018



Students who are selected to make presentations at the Indiana JSHS have an opportunity to win undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships and cash awards from $200 to $2,000.  

The Academy of Applied Sciences will distribute $4,500 in academic scholarships to the top three regional finalists:

  • $2,000 to first place;
  • $1,500 to second place;
  • $1,000 to third place.

The top five finalists are invited to advance to the National JSHS.  Two of the five finalists will orally present their research in competition for military-sponsored scholarships; three of the five finalists will present their research in poster sessions and receive recognition and cash awards.  National JSHS scholarships are awarded as follows.

  • Eight $12,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National research paper competition;
  • Eight $8,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National research paper competition; and
  • Eight $4,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National research paper competition.


For additional references to information on paper preparation, style and presentation, please refer to the, or National JSHS, Rules of Competition for student research presentation at the National JSHS. 



JSHS is a Tri-Service – U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force −program that encourages high school students to conduct original research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  JSHS is a collaborative effort between the research arm of the Department of Defense and nationwide colleges and universities. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers, conducting STEM research on behalf of or directly for the Department of Defense (DoD), federal research laboratories to help advance the nation's scientific and technological progress. Through JSHS, over 8,000 youth annually compete in 47 regional symposia covering the U.S., Puerto Rico, and DoD Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific to receive recognition, incentives, and scholarships for their research achievements.


The Academy of Applied Science, a non-profit educational organization in Concord, New Hampshire, administers the National JSHS Program. The regional JSHS at Saint Mary of the Woods College is co-operatively sponsored by the Department of Sciences and Mathematics.



If you have more questions or concerns, please contact:

David Grabowski, Ph.D


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