Science and Humanities Forums

The Student Science and Humanities Forums provide opportunities for all student participants to present original library or bench research to peers, teachers, parents, and representatives from UF. The forums are non-competitive and no selection process is required; although students must preregister to present their research. Students gain professional communication experience and receive feedback on their research and presentation. All Florida Regional JSEHS participants attend the forums and participate in the feedback and discussion process.

The two Student Science and Humanities Forums are as follows:

9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Presenters

9th and 10th grade students who have conducted library or bench research and demonstrated an aptitude for verbal presentations are invited to participate in the 9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Presentations. The presentation sessions are an opportunity for students to share current research information with peers, to develop professional verbal presentation skills, and to prepare students for future science competition.

Speaker Presenters give a 5 minute talk, with up to 2 minutes of questions from the audience. Student may use PowerPoint or similar computer based visuals. Students will receive both peer and teacher/educator feedback.

Students wishing to participate in the 9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Presentations should prepare, revise, and practice their presentations before arriving at JSEHS. The 9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Presentations should reflect the high quality of work conducted by the students and the professionalism of a state science symposium.

To register to be a 9th and 10th STEM Research Speaker Presenter, complete a 9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Registration  and request a teacher or research mentor support your registration and agree to mentor you in preparation for speaking at JSEHS. Additionally, submit a one-page abstract of your research (see the 2018 JSEHS Abstract Format and 2018 JSEHS Abstract Format and Guidelines for requirements). 9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Speaker Presenter Registration Forms are due no later than January 5, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

Poster Session Presentations

The Florida Regional JSEHS Poster Session includes three presentation styles as follows:

1. Science/Humanities Research Posters
2. Science Models
3. Science-Based Visual Arts such as drawing or photography

Students may submit up to one work in each of the three styles.

All students attending the Florida Regional JSEHS are invited and encouraged to participate. There is not a selection process for the  Poster Session, however we request that teachers work with students to develop work that reflects the high standard of the Florida Regional JSEHS.   Please review the 2018 Poster Session Guidelines for full details.

The General Poster Session Registration will be emailed to the teacher coordinating a school’s delegation or the student for individuals.  Only one form will be accepted per school and no additions or correction will be accepted.  Student Names and Project Titles will be printed as submitted.  Registration Forms are to be emailed to by January 12, 2018.

The Poster Session will be on Monday, January 29, 2018.  Students participating in the Poster Session will answer questions and talk about their research during a 45-minute Poster Session on Monday evening.