|What is Arizona JSHS? |
The Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
(AZJSHS) promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding
achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, AZJSHS aims to widen the pool of
trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.
What is the Arizona JSHS Mission? |
- To promote research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school
- 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
- To expand the horizons of research-oriented students, by exposing them to the opportunities in the academic, industrial, and governmental communities.
increase the number of future adults capable of conducting research and development.
Regional JSHS and National JSHS |
Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Regional JSHS including Arizona
JSHS and National JSHS are held during the academic year and reach over 10,000 high school students and teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense
Schools of Europe and the Pacific Rim. Each of 48 university-held regional symposia invites the participation of secondary schools within their region. By participating in an Arizona JSHS,
students and teachers may:
- Participate in a forum honoring exceptional work in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics, and supporting personal and professional growth.
- Interact with practicing
professionals who provide enrichment opportunities and discussions that allow participants to look beyond high school to future post secondary education and career development in the
sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
- Develop higher-order thinking skills and integrated learning across disciplines through the process of scientific inquiry, writing a
scientific paper, and delivering a presentation, of which all are skills that will benefit students' future post secondary and graduate pursuits.
- Support and encourage the success of high
school teachers in addressing the attainment and mastery of state and national performance and process skill standards in the sciences, mathematics, and language arts by their
- Participate in a scientific conference, visit research and development laboratories, and have their abstract published in symposium proceedings.
self-confidence through the experience of conducting an independent research investigation and by networking among other participants with similar interests.
- Advance in research paper
competition to the National symposium to compete for significant military-sponsored scholarships and other awards.