Florida Regional JSEHS

Florida Regional JSEHS

The 2021 JSEHS has ended. Please check back later this year for information on the 2022 Florida Regional JSEHS.

Congratulations to this year's selected STEM Research Poster and Speaker competitors and to the Florida Regional JSEHS Competition Winners!

The winners from the 58th Annual Florida Regional JSEHS are:

CategoryName & School
Top Poster Laboni Santra, Oviedo High School 
Speaker Competition - 1st Place Jay Gopal, North Broward Preparatory School
Speaker Competition - 2nd Place Arko Ghosh, C. Leon King High School
Speaker Competition - 3rd Place Anjali Vadlamudi, American Heritage School - Boca/Delray
Speaker Competition - 4th Place Nicole Stover, Samuel W. Wolson High School
Teacher Award Howard York, North Broward Preparatory School
Presidential Scholar Nominee Julianna Lian, Florida Atlantic University High School

58th Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium  March 7 - March 9, 2021 | Virtual

3-Day Virtual Science Conference for 9th – 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.
  • Demonstrate the vital role of the humanities in the development of scientists and engineers.

While participating in the Florida Regional JSEHS, 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 and attend faculty lectures to learn about exciting research and discoveries happening right now!
  • Present research at the STEM Research Competitions or during the non-competitive poster session.
  • Discover how the humanities and science weave together and about the interdisciplinary nature of science.

Registration Information

The Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium (JSEHS) 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.

Program Fees for 2021

$50 per person

  • We ask that all participants individually register for the event. By registering for the event, participants agree to not sell, trade, transfer or share their access link, record audio or video sessions, or broadcast audio or video sessions.
  • Students selected for the STEM Research Speaker Competition and Poster competition receive a fee waiver ($50).
  • Partial and full need-based scholarships are available. Please contact our office at jsehs@cpet.ufl.edu to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Please click here to register. Once you have registered, please complete the registration process by paying your registration fee(s) here (preferred method). If you need to pay your registration fee by check, please contact us at jsehs@cpet.ufl.edu for payment information.

Please note that all students will need to have the JSEHS Participant Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability Form signed by a parent or guardian in order to register.

Registration Deadline: February 19, 2021

Non-Competitive Student Participation Opportunities

The Florida JSEHS 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.


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.

JSEHS is Sponsored By

 Center for Precollegiate Education and Training

Air Force Office of Scientific Research 

US Army

Research Office 

US Navy

Research Office