Texas high school students present their original research in a professional arena
January 23-24, 2020
10:00 a.m., November 14, 2019
$75 per parent/sponsor/guest
$20 two-day parking pass
- Junior Science and Humanities Symposia
- London International Science Forum
- Academy of Applied Science
If paying by check, payments submitted without documentation will be RETURNED to sender. Documentation (invoice, registration confirmation, etc.) MUST accompany payment if by mail/check.
A link will be provided on the generated reciept of your registration to pay by credit card.
Purchase Orders (PO's) are NOT accepted!
*A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks and credit cards.
Absolutely NO refunds.
Texas Junior Science & Humanities Goals:
The Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) are to promote original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. Texas JSHS provides an opportunity for Texas high school students to present the results of their original research in a professional arena. Students who participate in the symposia also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, interact with practicing researchers, and explore future academic and career opportunities. Texas JSHS Programis a research presentation event.
Sponsors (Teachers or Parents) are encouraged to nominate up to five students from the same school. Nominees are to submit an abstract of their original research prepared in accordance with the guidelines. A panel of preliminary judges will select the top 8 abstracts in 8 categories to present their research at the Symposium. Those selected will be notified of their selection and given additional instructions for full entry. All others will be declined and encouraged to continue to research and resubmit in future years.
Entry Fee & Forms
There is no registration fee for participants. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75 per sponsor/teacher/parent/guest, and a $20 parking pass fee, if applicable. Please see the Forms/Due Dates/Guidelines page for details.
(A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks!)
ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT - absolutely NO exceptions!
All students and sponsors invited to attend the Texas JSHS are expected to attend all symposium activities. We cannot cover the expenses of participants who do otherwise.
NOTE: Maximum of 5 nominations per school
High school teachers/adult sponsors are invited to nominate up to five students from each school who have conducted original research. No more than five nominations per school will be accepted.
Hotel arrangements are made for all participants and sponsors, and paid for, by the Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
All room assignments for sponsor and students are made (and paid for) by our office as part of the JSHS grant. If you have additional guests coming with you, they should make their reservations as soon as possible.
Sponsors will room with other same-gender sponsors up to two adults in room. Students will room up to four students per room same-gender.
All meals from Thursday evening through Friday lunch will be provided on a scheduled basis. Presentation room assignments and meal information will be included in the packet received at time of registration. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $75 per person for sponsors, guest, parents and observers.
The 1st place finalist of the research paper competition will receive a $2,000 undergraduate tuition-based scholarship; the 2nd place $1,500; and the 3rd place $1,000. Additionally, 1st and 2nd place have the opportunity to compete for scholarships at the National JSHS. (3rd, 4th, and 5th place regional finalists will receive an expense-paid trip as observers to the National JSHS, scheduled for April/May 2017.
Educational Outreach and Women's Programs realizes that in any competition, differences of opinion about the judges interpretations may occur. It is the policy of the Outreach Programs to support the interpretations and final decisions of the judges panel.