North Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium



North Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

February 25-26, 2024 at UNC Charlotte, NC

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation.

The 59th National JSHS has its location and date TBD. The National JSHS brings together 230 high school students who qualify by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide. Approximately 130 high school teachers, mentors, university faculty, ranking military guests and others also attend and join in encouraging the future generation of scientists and engineers and celebrating student achievement in the sciences.

The primary aims of JSHS are,

  • To promote research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level.
  • To recognize the significance of research in human affairs and the importance of humane and ethical principles in the application of research results.
  • To search out talented youth and their teachers, recognize their accomplishments at symposia, and encourage their continued interest and participation in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
  • To expand the horizons of research-oriented students by exposing them to opportunities in the academic, industrial, and governmental communities.
  • To increase the number of future adults capable of conducting research and development.


January 19, 2024 Deadline for Adult Participants including Teachers, Mentors, and Chaperones to register all students online.

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Virtual NCJSHS Oral Presentation Guidelines

JSHS Paper & Oral Presentation Guidelines

JSHS Poster Guidelines

Event Details

Event Description and Procedures


Schedule of Events

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