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 2018 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 are now being accepted and are due November 9, 2017.

First, second and third place winners of the 2018 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 26-29, 2017 in San Diego, California. 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.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 STEM Research Speaker Competition

Review all provided handouts for complete application and competition rules and information.

Applications must be received by our office (either hardcopy or on-line) no later than November 9, 2017.

The On-line Application Submission requests the exact same information as the Application Form. Students are encouraged to gather all the information requested on the Application Form and have his or her abstract and research a paper saved in PDF format ready to upload before starting the on-line form. The on-line form will not save partial progress. The On-line submission deadline is November 9, 2017 by 5:00 pm.

Students selected to compete will be notified by December 11, 2017 by email.