Sunday, February 12 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
It gives us great pleasure to invite talented high school students and teachers from your school to participate in the 52nd Annual Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (PA-JSHS). The symposium will be held in Huntingdon from on Sunday, February 12, through Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is part of an established national program of the research offices sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the Academy of Applied Science. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory
Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities
The deadline for teacher and student applications is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Applications received after that date may not be considered for participation in the
symposium. We invite you to select outstanding science students who can attend the
presentation sessions or present either a paper or poster. The paper and poster presentations
require the student to prepare a written report describing original research results
in science, mathematics, or engineering. The presentations will represent the finest
efforts of high school students in the state toward either original laboratory or
field research, or original work in mathematics or the humanistic aspects of science.
All students wishing to present a paper or poster at PA-JSHS must send their application
with an abstract of their research paper on a copy of the abstract form (see the Applications
page for all necessary forms). Applications can be completed up to the February 1,
2017 date, however, all students interested in participating must mail 6 copies of
their paper and abstract in advance. Paper will need to be received by February 1,
Please address mailings to:
Science In Motion
1701 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
ATTN: Briana Benson
The student presenting the best research paper, as determined by a committee of judges, will receive a $2,000 undergraduate tuition scholarship. The second-place winner will receive a $1,500 undergraduate tuition scholarship, and the third-place winner will receive a $1,000 undergraduate tuition scholarship.
The National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
The first- and second-place winners will be invited to present their papers at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, where six first-place winners will receive $12,000, six second-place winners will receive $8,000, and six third-place winners will receive $4,000. In addition, two other top PA-JSHS presenters will be invited to attend the national symposium. Finalists in the national symposium will be invited to participate in an international symposium.
The planning committee of the 2017 symposium expresses the firm hope that local school officials will provide substitute teachers for those science teachers selected to attend the 2016 symposium. School officials are reminded that federal flow-through monies that a district receives from the state can be used to support the costs associated with teacher attendance at PA-JSHS. Teachers should take note that they will be expected to transport their students to Juniata College in Huntingdon for the symposium and participate in ALL scheduled activities.
All participants must be accompanied by an adult/teacher.
Lodging and most food expenses will be covered by PA-JSHS with Registration fee.
100 S 4th Street
(about 1.3 miles from Juniata College)
- How to write an abstract
- Paper Presentation Checklist
- Poster Presentation Checklist
- Judging Criteria for Papers
- Judging Criteria for Posters
- Additional Application Details
For inquiries about the event contact the PA-JSHS Program Director Dr. David B. Klindienst at firstname.lastname@example.org.