Registration Information

Registration is open to all high school and select middle school students, teachers, and parents. Students and teachers may participate as part of a delegation, such as school delegation, club, or other such organization. Students and parents may attend as a family.  For more details on symposium events check out the Symposium Activities page and the General Schedule.  A detailed schedule will be published a few weeks before the symposium.

Who should attend the Florida Regional Junior Science Engineering, and Humanities Symposium?  High school and select middle school students considering a career in any science, engineering, or medicine discipline are encouraged to attend.  Teachers looking for opportunities to motive and recognize students in the sciences are encouraged to bring delegations from their science and research classes and school clubs.  Teachers also benefit from update content knowledge and networking.  Parents interested in learning more about precollege opportunities at UF, college readiness, and research are encouraged to chaperone.

What opportunities are there for students to present their own research?  Students who have conducted research in STEM fields, a  humanities discipline, or the arts are encouraged to register for the Poster Session.  The Poster Session is open to all grade levels.  Library research or bench research posters are welcome.  Scientifically inspired artwork is also welcome.

9th and 10th grade students who have conducted library or bench research in any STEM field may register for the 9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Session.  More information about the Poster Session and Speaker Session is on the Science and Humanities Forums page.

Lastly, 11th and 12th grade students who have conducted STEM research and demonstrated outstanding presentation skills are invited to apply for the Speaker Competition and Poster Competition.

When is the 2017 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium and when are the registration deadlines? 

Symposium Dates: January 29 – 31, 2017
Speaker Competition Application Deadline: November 10, 2016
Poster Competition Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2017.  Late registrations accepted as space allows.
9th and 10th Grader STEM Speaker Session Registration: January 6, 2017
Poster Registration Deadline:  January 13, 2017

Where is the 2017 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium held?  The Symposium is held on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida.  The newly remodeled and expanded J. Wayne Reitz Union is the main gathering, meeting, and dining location.  Lab tours occur throughout the campus with ROTC Cadet escorts.  Participants stay at the newly remodeled Doubletree by Hilton (formally The Lodge of Gainesville).  This newly opened Hilton property includes free wi-fi, large gathering space for students and teachers, and full made-to-order breakfast as part of the standard Program Fee.

What is the Symposium Program Fee and what is included?

The standard Program Fee for the 2017 Florida Regional JSEHS is:

$225 for Students
$275 for Adults

The standard Program Fee includes the following:

All Meals – Sunday Dinner through Tuesday Lunch
Hotel Accommodations at the Doubletree by Hilton (see occupancy description below)
All Symposium Sponsored Activities
All Program Materials
Optional Pre-Symposium Activities

Hotel accommodations included in the standard program fee are based upon a quad occupancy for students and a double occupancy room for adults. Participants may request and pay an additional fee per person for a triple or double occupancy room for students or an additional fee per person for a single occupancy room for adults.

Groups receive 1 Adult Program Fee Waiver ($275) per 10 paid students.

Students selected to compete in the  Speaker Competition or the Poster Competition receive a Program Fee waiver ($225).

Families attending JSEHS may call the CPET Office for special pricing (352-392-2310).

No refunds will be issued after January 6, 2017. Substitutions are permitted with the approval of Symposium staff and extra fees may apply.

Registration Forms

All Participants Complete the Following:

Student Registration Form:

Adult Registration Form:

Required for each student attending

Required for each adult attending

Group Leaders Complete the Following:

Group Registration Form:

Rooming Lists:

Group Summary Form (Excel Form) or (PDF Form):

Complete one per group attending

Create one for each group attending

Complete one per group attending

Mail Forms and Payment (Due January 6, 2017) to:

PO Box 112010 or 334 Yon Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

For additional questions or information on electronic submissions, call 352-392-2310 or email

Make checks/PO payable to the University of Florida. Credit cards and cash are not accepted. Personal checks must include the name of the student on the memo line.