Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Northern New England Region
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

March 30 - March 31, 2017

The Southern New England 2017 JSHS Regional will be held on March 24, 2017 at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Dennehy at mdennehy@bu.edu

JSHS 2017 Northern New England Region

 In 2017, the Northern New England Regional JSHS will be held at the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire. Students and Teachers are invited to take part in all the events.



The Junior Science and Humanities Program (JSHS) was established in 1958 to increase the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in the United States by promoting research and experimentation at the secondary school level and by recognizing high school students for their original research achievements. Since that time JSHS has become one of the most prominent pre-college programs in the country.

JSHS is sponsored by the United States Department of the Army, the United States Department of the Navy and the United States Department of the Air Force. The Academy of Applied Science, a non-profit educational organization in Concord, New Hampshire, administers the National JSHS Program. The regional JSHS at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is cooperatively sponsored by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. The Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education at UNH is dedicated to improving education in STEM and offers informational support for JSHS.

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) was created to expand and integrate an array of educational program opportunities for students and teachers interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research.

About 10,000 high school students and teachers participate in forty-eight regional symposia which are held at universities and other educational institutions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Department of Defense schools in Europe and the Pacific. High school students are selected to participate as presenters of their research and teachers and students can attend as observers. The program year culminates at the 55th National JSHS Symposium which will bring together 240 high school students, their teachers, university faculty and other educators and scientists. For more information about the National JSHS Symposium, please visit www.jshs.org.

JSHS is an approved program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and has been placed on the National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2016-2017.

The Northern New England Regional JSHS is held each year. The 2017 NNE-JSHS will meet Thursday and Friday, March 30 and March 31, 2017 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH at the Memorial Union Building (MUB) and various campus buildings.

The major activities of the NNE-JSHS are conducted in a program which selected high school students can present the results of their original research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in either an oral or poster session, have an opportunity to meet other students with similar interests in STEM research, visit research laboratories at UNH, and speak with professionals in STEM. Please refer to How to Participate.

Initially, up to five high school students and one teacher from participating high schools in the Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. There are no application fees. Accommodations and planned meal functions during the symposium are covered by the sponsors. Travel expenses to and from the regional symposium, personal meals outside of the scheduled program and miscellaneous purchases are not covered.

Students who are selected to make presentations at the regional NNE-JSHS have an opportunity to win scholarship and cash awards from $200 to $2,000. Award amounts may be subject to change upon availability from the sponsors. The top 5 winners of the NNE-JSHS will be invited to an expense-paid trip to the National JSHS Symposium. And the first and second place winners of the NNE-JSHS will have an opportunity to compete for additional scholarship awards from $4,000 to $12,000 at the National JSHS, as referred to in the Awards section.


  • To promote experience in research and experimentation in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to publicly present their research.
  • To expand the horizons of research oriented high school students by offering opportunities in academic and governmental communities.
  • To recognize students and their teachers for outstanding achievement.
  • To encourage continuing interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to widen the pool of trained scientific and engineering talent prepared to conduct research and development.
  • For additional references to information on paper preparation, style and presentation, please refer to the website for the National JSHS Program at http://www.jshs.org/.


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JSHS 2017 Northern New England Region

  • When

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
    Memorial Union Building, 83 Main St./Holloway Commons, 75 Main St.

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