STEM Research Speaker Competition

Science, Math, and Engineering College Scholarships!


The STEM Research Speaker Competition recognizes outstanding scientific research by 11th or 12th grade students.

Up to 24 students will be invited to compete in the Speaker Competition at the 2019 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium. Invited students present their research in a 12-minute science talk with up to 6 minutes of questions from expert judges. Students who have conducted a research project, written a research paper and abstract, and demonstrated outstanding presentation skills are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be available soon and will be due November 12, 2018.

First, second and third place winners of the 2019 Florida JSEHS will be awarded a scholarship ($2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively) to the University of his or her choice.

The first through fourth place winners will receive a sponsored trip to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium to be held April 24-27, 2019 in New Mexico. The first and second place winners to represent Florida at this national competition will compete for an additional $12,000 in scholarship prize money.  The third and fourth place winners, along with the Competitive Poster Session winner, will represent Florida at the national poster competition for cash and prize awards.  Please note: Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or US territory to be eligible for these government-sponsored awards, travel, and National Competitions.

All Symposium participants attend the STEM Research Speaker Competition presentations which are given in concurrent sessions.

For more information on applying to the STEM Research Speaker Competition download the application guidelines. Florida JSEHS Competition Application Guidelines

Applications are due November 12 by midnight. Applications are only accepted through the Cvent registration system.

Register for JSEHS Here

Applications Require the Following:

Research Paper Tips

Abstract Template

Statement of Outside Assistance

Human and Vertebrate Research Rules