Who can participate, and what would I be doing?|
Students and teachers from any public or private high school in West
Virginia can participate in the West Virginia JSHS. Home-schooled
West Virginians are welcomed, too. If you've done a research or
engineering project, you can present your work to compete for
and, for the top two presenters,
If you don't have a project that is ready to present, you can attend as
a participant in the hands-on labs and other activities.
How much does it cost to attend the WV-JSHS?
The Symposium is almost cost-free for participants. There is no
registration fee. Housing and meals are provided to participants
free of charge. Transportation is not provided, so the major cost
of attending the Symposium is travel to West Virginia Wesleyan College
How do I apply to attend the WV-JSHS?
All participants, including teachers, must apply by filling out a
web-based form. Click on this link or the "Apply Here" navigation button at the
left to reach the application instructions. Students who wish to compete for
the scholarships must also submit copies of their abstracts as described
on the application pages. You will not need to submit a full
research paper unless you are selected to compete at the National JSHS.
The deadline for applying to the 2011-2012 WV-JSHS is 15 March 2012.
Who runs the Junior Science and Humanities program?
has been sponsored by the United States Department of the Army since its
inception in 1958, and the Departments of the Navy and Air Force have
shared sponsorship since 1995. This joint sponsorship and the
cooperative efforts of colleges and universities throughout the nation
have resulted in the annual participation of about 10,000 high school
students (grades 9-12) and teachers at regional and national symposia,
administered by the Academy of Applied Science. Forty-eight
regional symposia are held throughout the United States, Puerto Rico,
and the Department of Defense schools in Europe and the Pacific. West
Virginia Wesleyan College has hosted the WV Regional JSHS for over forty
years. The annual National symposium concludes the program year
and brings together over 400 high school students, their teachers,
faculty and scientists. The 50th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 2-6, 2012.