Engineering Science Symposium at Catholic U

Welcome to the Greater Washington, D.C. Region Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Program. Catholic University of America is hosting the 2023 Greater Washington, D.C. Regional JSHS.  The event will be held on February 25, 2023 at Catholic University’s campus in Washington, D.C.  JSHS is designed to challenge, engage, and publicly recognize students (Grades 9-12) conducting research in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Opportunities for career exploration, research lab visits, peer discussions, and networking are planned. By participating in regional and national symposia, students may:

  • Participate in a forum honoring individual achievement in STEM.
  • Network with peers who have similar interests.
  • Hear research presentations by other students.
  • Develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits in STEM
  • Hear nationally renowned scientists speak on their work.
  • Qualify for significant scholarships and other recognition.
  • Advance to the national symposium.

How do I present at the Greater Washington, D.C. Regional JSHS?

STEP 1: Students in grades 9–12 select an area of research:

  • Environmental Science
  • Life and Behavioral Sciences
  • Medicine and Health
  • Biomedical Sciences, Molecular/Cellular
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Math and Computer Sciences/Computer Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry

STEP 2: Students register as a participant for the Regional JSHS event.

STEP 3: Students conduct original research.

STEP 4: By January 21, 2023, participants submit for evaluation an abstract and research paper reporting the results of their STEM research.

STEP 5: Students will be invited to present their work as a poster or presentation on February 1, 2023.

Please refer to the Core Rules of Competition to ensure your materials follow regional guidelines.

For more information and to apply – go to this link.