Florida Regional JSEHS

Florida Regional JSEHS

58th Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium  2021 Dates - January 31st - February 2nd

3-Day Science Conference for 9th – 12th Grade High School Students, Select Middle School Students, Teachers, and Parents

“JSEHS introduced me to multiple UF faculty and well-knowledge students who have inspired me to pursue fields of research I never knew existed.” JSEHS Student Participant

Sponsored by the University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training and the Army Education Outreach Program, 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 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!
  • Meet like-minded peers during poster sessions, research presentations, socials, and informal networking time.
  • Present research at the STEM Research Competitions or during non-completive poster sessions and speaker sessions.
  • Discover how the humanities and science weave together and about the interdisciplinary nature of science.

Comments from Past Participants

“The atmosphere was business-like and adult. Science had a distinct air of importance.”

“The symposium was wonderful! It’s a great learning experience where one has a chance to look into the fields of study they are interested in. It is no wonder that this program has been such a success for thirty-five years.”

“It was an enriching experience to have the opportunity to talk to the actual researchers, not just see them on television or read about them in magazines, journals or books.”

“The ability to nurture our highly motivated students and recognize their talents was a refreshing experience.”

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. Students and teachers may participate as a part of a group delegation, such as research class, school club, or community organization. Students and parents may attend as a family. Chaperonage is not provided by the symposium.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR JSEHS 2021 Will be Available in Fall 2020.

Program Fees for 2020

2020 Fees*                   
Students $225  (Quad Occupancy) Students selected for the STEM Research Speaker Competition and Poster Competition receive a fee waiver ($225). One  STEM Research Competitor Sponsoring Teacher per school is also provided a fee waiver ($275).
Teachers $275 (Double Occupancy)       

One adult fee wavier ($275) is provided for chaperoning every 10 students.

*Students and adults may upgrade to a lower occupancy room for an additional fee.  The above are 2020 Fees and subject to change for 2021.

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

Individual Registrations

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

Teachers & Chaperones Coordinating Groups

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

Group Summary Form

School Permission Form

One adult fee wavier ($275) is provided for chaperoning every 10 students.


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

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


PO Box 112010 of 334 Yon Hall

Gainesville, FL, 32611



Non-Competitive Student Participation Opportunities

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 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.


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