STEM Research Speaker Competition

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 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium.  Students who have conducted a research project, written a research paper and abstract, and demonstrated outstanding presentation skills are encouraged to apply. 

Competition Details
  • Open to 11th & 12th Grade Students 
  • 24 Students Accepted
  • 12-Minute Science Talk with up to 6 Minutes of Questions from Expert Judges
Opportunities for Winners
  • First, second and third place winners of the 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 2023 (location TBD)
  • 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.

All applicants must apply through the National Office CVENT system. (A link to the registration portal willbe open soon.)