Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium



The 2021  arkansas JSHS will be held march 12-13 

*2/23/2021 Update*
*1/13/2021 Update*
The 2021 Arkansas JSHS will be virtual. The date has not changed (March 12-13), we are working on the scheduling of events. 
1) Nationals will be virtual this year. Regionals will follow the Nationals format for the oral presentation competition: Students will present live (via WebEx) to the judges. Presentations will be 12 minutes followed by 6 minutes for questions. More details to come.
2) We WILL have the poster competition this year. Our head judge is working on the details, but we plan to follow protocols similar to 2021 ISEFF. Students will prepare an up to 5 minute (instead of 2 minute) recorded presentation and submit a PDF of a "Quad Chart" or their poster. More details to come.
3) Other activities - We will have a keynote speech by Dr. Amber Harrington. She will talk about her research on spiral galaxies. The keynote will be followed by an awards ceremony. 
4) Student observers and parents are also welcome to register and "attend"


Please check back for additional details. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Young  -

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The Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (AJSHS) serves as a regional qualifier for the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) and is typically held the 2nd full weekend of March  each year on the campus of Arkansas Tech University.





What is the National JSHS Program?

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) promote original research and experimentation in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines at the high school level and publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement in these fields. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation. For more information about the National JSHS Program please visit their website (


The goals of Arkansas JSHS mirror those of the National JSHS:



Arkansas Science Fair

Science Competition