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.

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.