Guidelines and Forms

Arkansas Regional and National JSHS

Any high school teacher, academic counselor, or administrator may nominate a high school student to compete in the Symposium. Nominees from grades 9 thru 12 from any public or private school in Arkansas are eligible to attend the Arkansas JSHS symposium and to submit a poster or paper on an original research project, providing all requirements are met in a timely fashion. No group research projects may be presented. Students may not present both a poster and a paper. All posters properly submitted will be entered into competition. All papers will be submitted to a panel of judges for pre-screening. Twelve papers and two alternates will be chosen for presentation. Presenters will be advised of the status of their paper at least one week prior to the symposium.


Categories for original research papers are:

  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Behavioral Science


PLEASE NOTE: The paper submission process may be different this year than in the years past. Please check back for updated paper submission instructions. Please call or email Dr. Young   ( 479-880-4183) with questions.