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2018 Southwest Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2018 Southwest Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2018 Southwest Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018

University of New Mexico

 What is JSHS? Student researchers present their project using a PowerPoint presentation in front of a panel of judges to compete for scholarship prizes and the opportunity to attend the National competition in Hunt Valley, MD, May 2-5, 2018.

  • The event is open to 9th-12th grade students from New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and Southwest TexasThose traveling to Albuquerque from 50 miles away or further will be provided with lodging.
  • Research should have been started no earlier than May 2017 – students CAN use the same research project they are conducting for “science fair”
  • Any science, engineering, or pure mathematical projects, using approved research and ethics protocols are eligible


Why should I participate? There are many reasons to participate in JSHS including gaining experience in speaking about and presenting your original research, earning recognition, connecting with fellow student researchers and STEM professionals, the opportunity to receive prizes/awards, and participating in other symposium events.

  • Prizes include:
  • Advancement to the National Competition for 5 finalists
  • First place – $2000 Scholarship
  • Second Place – $1500 Scholarship
  • Third Place – $1000 Scholarship
  • Other symposiumevents:
  • UNM Lab tours
  • Networking sessions with STEM-H professionals
  • Social events
  • Poster session


How do I apply? Click here and fill out the application form. Approximately 60 students will be selected to present at the Symposium based on their application materials. Those students selected to present will be announced on February 12, 2018.


Application Deadline is January 28!


Research must be complete BEFORE applying


Don’t miss this opportunity to share your research, interact with peers and professionals,

compete for prizes and have a great time!

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