Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

CT Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

2022 welcome video from Symposium Co-Director Brittany Knight, Ph.D.

CT AHEC and UConn Health (under contract with the National Science Teaching Association) are pleased to sponsor the 2022 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (a part of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program).

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. 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. The top five presenters at the CT-JSHS will be invited to attend the National Symposium April 20-24, 2022, all expenses paid, to be held in Albuquerque, NM. We also offer cash and scholarship awards totaling close to $40,000.

At the CT-JSHS, CT students compete, exhibit or simply observe their peers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut 2022 symposium will be held virtually via Webex on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Some symposium activities, including the STEM poster exhibition (non-competitive), will be held during the week in advance, February 27 through March 4, 2022.
  • The virtual oral and poster competitions will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2022 (invitation only).
  • On Saturday, March 5, 2022, the symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. The welcome and keynote address will be followed by five simultaneous tracks involving oral presentation sessions, competitive poster sessions, lab videos, career exploration, and a humanities activity. The day concludes with an awards ceremony.

Over the years, these Symposia have been effective in enhancing high school student motivation, stimulating original research and providing the setting for exciting scientific meetings. Mature scientists have often expressed astonishment at the high level of student accomplishment.

There is no fee for attending.

Chaperones are not required this year. We must limit each school to ten participants and will only accept the first ten received.

Registration has closed.

Looking for a research mentor?

For 2022 potential presenters:

For 2022 presenters (applicants were notified about their status by January 24):

Oral competition presenters:

Poster competition presenters:

STEM poster exhibitors:


Summary timeline (updated 2/3/22):

  • 12/17/21: Registration deadline for potential competitors ("applicants")
  • 1/6/22, 11:59 PM: Deadline for applicants to submit all requirements
  • 1/22/22: Applicants notified about results of review/selection process
  • 1/31/22: Deadline for observers to register to attend
  • 2/19/22: Presenters' Workshop (invitation only)
  • 2/21/22, 11:59 PM: Deadline for oral competitors' papers and final updates to abstracts; deadline for poster competitors' posters and final updates to abstracts
  • 2/25/22, 11:59 PM: Deadline for STEM poster exhibitors' presentation video URLs
  • 2/27/22: Oral and poster judging sessions (invitation only)
  • 2/28-3/4/22: STEM poster exhibition (videos); pre-week activities
  • 3/5/22: CT-JSHS, including award ceremony








Other information:
Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) resources and opportunities
DoD’s Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

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CT Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
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