Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

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March 21-23, 2019

The IJSHS is a regional competition conducted under the auspices of the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposia program.

The primary aims of IJSHS are to promote research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement and effort.  The major activities of IJSHS include:

  • Presentations of Original Research Papers by High School Students
  • A Student Poster Session
  • Laboratory Visits
  • Opportunities to Meet Others Interested in the Sciences

REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN!

Visit the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Page for awards, abstract, photos, and more.

SPONSORS

The United States Department of the Army has sponsored the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) program since its inception in 1958. The Departments of the Navy and the Air Force joined the sponsorship in 1995.

Specific cooperating organizations include:

  • The Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA
  • The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  • The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA

DEADLINES

All Students, Teachers, and Chaperones attending IJSHS
Friday January 4, 2019

  • Registration Form
  • $15 Student Registration Fee, non-refundable

Students submitting projects for presentation at IJSHS
Friday, January 25, 2019

Please send the above items to ijshs@cos.siu.edu for submission. For questions regarding student research, please visit JSHS Participation Guidelines.

For questions regarding the Biographical Sketch and Head Shot Photo, please refer to the 2016 IJSHS Program, to see what students submitted last year!


How do I participate?

In the fall, application materials are mailed to all public and private high schools in the state of Illinois, excluding Cook County (because of the concentrated population base, Cook County holds their own regional symposium at Loyola University).
Teachers should nominate students who have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for scientific studies. Each high school may nominate up to ten (10) students; additional student names may be submitted only on a space available basis.
Students may be nominated as a paper presenter, poster presenter, or observer. Although the ten (10) students nominated from each school do not have to present papers or posters to participate, it is strongly encouraged, as this is a primary focus of the Symposium.
The IJSHS Student Registration Form must be signed by both the accompanying teacher and the principal.

Information regarding research papers

Information regarding the lab visits


Registration Options:

Student Registration Form
Students wishing to attend as a presenter or observer must be nominated by a teacher from their school. After obtaining a nomination, students then fill out the Student Registration Form. The form is fillable, however, it must be printed for Guardian, Nominating Teacher, and Principal signatures. The completed form can be mailed to the address at the bottom of this page.  

Nominating Teacher Registration Form Teachers wishing to nominate students as a presenter or observer must complete the Nominating Teacher Registration Form. The form is fillable, however, it must be printed for Nominating Teacher and Principal signatures. The completed form can be mailed to the address at the bottom of this page.  

Nominating Teachers are expected to attend the symposium and may register on this form, however, an alternate Chaperone can be designated if necessary. Nominating Teachers are still responsible for ensuring students have completed all registration and paper submission forms.  

Chaperone Registration Form Non-nominating Teachers and Parents are welcome to attend. If the non-nominating Teacher or Parent is acting in the capacity of an official Chaperone, the cost of attending may be covered. IJSHS will cover the cost of food, accommodations, and in-symposium transportation of one Chaperone per every four students from a school. Special considerations may be made on a case by case basis. Chaperones must complete the Chaperone Registration Form. The form is fillable, however, it must be printed for Nominating Teacher and Principal signatures. The completed form can be mailed to the address at the bottom of this page.  

Hotel Room Assignment Form
Nominating teachers are requested to complete the Hotel Room Assignment Form. If the form is not submitted, hotel rooms will be assigned. IJSHS will attempt to group schools together (with room assignments based on gender), but assignments cannot be guaranteed.


All forms can be scanned and emailed

Or mailed to:
     Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
     Conference and Scheduling Services
     Southern Illinois University Carbondale
     1255 Lincoln Dr., Mail Code 6705
     Carbondale, IL 62901-4403

Or faxed to:
     618/453-5680

Any Questions?

Please call Coordinator Rebecca Dycus at 618/453-1141 or send an email.