The 60th Florida Regional
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Is In-Person This Year!

Please Note: All due dates are now December 5th, 2022

Program Dates:

Speaker Deadline:
Poster Deadline:
Registration Deadline:

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January 29 - 31, 2023

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

CVent Individual Registrations

About JSEHS
Registration Information 
STEM Research Speaker Competition
STEM Research Poster Competition
Non-Competitive Participation

The 60th Florida Regional
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
January 29 - 31, 2023

A 3-Day Science Conference for 9 – 12th grade high school students, select middle school students, teachers and parents.

Sponsored by the University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (UF CPET), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP), and the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force research offices.

JSEHS is designed to:

  • Search out talented youth and help them develop their interests and abilities in science.
  • Assist students in career explorations by revealing opportunities in the sciences.
  • Provide recognition and prestige for students who demonstrate an aptitude for scientific studies.
  • Offer teachers the opportunity to motivate students and update knowledge about current research.

While participating in the JSHS, students, teachers, and parents will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with UF faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to explore university-level research, learn about science and humanities majors, and discover career opportunities.
  • Visit research labs to learn about exciting research and discoveries happening right now!
  • Present research at the STEM Research Competitions or during the non-competitive poster session.

Registration Information

The Florida Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is open to all Florida high school students (grades 9-12), select middle school students (grades 6-8), teachers, and parents. Chaperonage is not provided by the symposium.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS

All individual registration will be through the CVENT Registration Page  which is hosted through our partnership with the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Paper registration will not be accepted.

Please Note:  All students will need to have the JSHS Participant Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability Form signed by a parent or guardian in order to register.

PROGRAM FEES FOR 2023

2023 Fees

Students $250  
(Quad Occupancy)  

Students selected for the STEM Research Speaker Competition and Poster Competition receive a fee waiver ($250). One STEM Research Competitor Sponsoring Teacher per school is also provided a fee waiver ($300).

Teachers $300  
(Double Occupancy)  

Teachers that are sponsoring students selected for the STEM Research Speaker Competition and Poster Competition receive a fee waiver ($300).

 *All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing by the registration deadline. Late registration will be accepted as space allows.

TEACHERS & CHAPERONES COORDINATING GROUPS

Please complete the forms below. Email the completed forms and rooming lists to cpet@cpet.ufl.edu. (please include school name in the subject line) or fax to 352-392-2344.

Group Summary Form

Grpup Registration Form (School Permission)

One adult fee waiver ($300) is provided for chaperoning every 10 students.

 

PAYMENTS

Payments may be made by group/organizational check or personal check or credit cards. Payment by credit card is available through Eventbrite for a small service charge. Eventbrite link to be updated soon.

Check Payments: (include registrants name(s) on the memo line) mailed to the UF CPET office at:

JSEHS c/o UF CPET
PO Box 112010
334 Yon Hall
Gainesville, FL, 32611

STEM Research Competition Information

The STEM Research Speaker and Poster Competitions are opportunities for 11th and 12th grade high school students to present original scientific research to peers and expert judges. Students may apply for both the Speaker Competition and the Poster Competition, but may only compete in one.  Students may only compete in the either competition once. Students who applied in their 11th grade year, but were not selected for a competition, may submit an application the following year provided the student completed a new research project or added significantly to the previous year’s project. Up to 24 students will be invited to compete in the Speaker Competition and up to 20 students will be invited to compete in the Poster Competition.

The first through fourth place Research Speaker Competition Winners and the Poster Competition Winner will receive a sponsored trip to the National JSHS. The first through third place Research Speaker Winners will receive tuition-based scholarship in the amount of $2000, $1500, $1000 respectively. The first and second place Research Speaker Competition Winners will represent Florida at the national speaker competition to compete for an additional up to $12,000 in scholarship prize money.  The third and fourth place Research Speaker Winners, along with the Competitive Poster 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 symposium.

Students who are interested in applying to the STEM Research Competition must complete their JSEHS registration and submit an abstract, their Statment of Outside Assistance, and their Research Paper (research paper is required for speaker competition applicants only). For a guidelines, templates, and more information please see STEM Research Speaker Competition and STEM Research Poster Competition.


Non-Competitive Student Participation Opportunities

The Florida JSHS offers opportunities for all student participants to present original research, science models, or science-based visual arts to peers, teachers, parents, and representatives from UF in the General Poster Session. The General Poster Session is non-competitive and there is no selection process required; although students must pre-register to participate. Students gain professional communication experience and receive feedback from peers, teachers, parents, and UF faculty and undergraduate/graduate students.

9th and 10th Grade STEM Research Presentations

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 JSHS Poster Session includes three presentation styles as follows:

  • Science/Humanities Research Posters
  • Science Models
  • 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 JSHS 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 JSHS.


JSEHS is Sponsored By

Center for
Precollegiate Education and Training
US Army
Research Office
US Navy
Research Office 
US Air Force
Office of Scientific Research