Sunday, March 22nd - Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
Huntingdon, PA

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It gives us great pleasure to invite talented high school students and teachers from your school to participate in the 55th Annual Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (PA-JSHS). The symposium will be held in Huntingdon from on Sunday, March 22nd, through Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. 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 Friday, March 6th, 2020. 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 March 6th, 2020 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 March 6th, 2020.
Please address mailings to:

Science In Motion
1701 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
ATTN: Kelsi Newman

Scholarships Awarded

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.

Teacher Participation

The planning committee of the 2020 symposium expresses the firm hope that local school officials will provide substitute teachers for those science teachers accompanying students to the 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.


Comfort Inn
100 S 4th Street
Huntingdon, PA
(about 1.3 miles from Juniata College)


For inquiries about the event contact the PA-JSHS Program Director Dr. David B. Klindienst at