Guidelines and Registration 

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.

 Students who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should register and submit their papers by February 1st.

Categories for original research papers are:

  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Medicine and Health/ Behavioral Science
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Math and Computer Science/ computer engineering




Teachers: There are is no longer a school registration form. Please follow the link below to register. At lease one teacher from each school should register by February 1st. It is important for at least one teacher from each school to register so we know how many students to plan for!

Students planning to attend with a school: Please check with your teacher or school's sponsor before registering. Note that the total number of students able to attend  from each school is determine by each school. Registering here does not guarantee that you will be chosen to attend. 

Homeschool students and students planning on attending without their school: Your parent/ guardian / chaperon should register as a teacher by February 1st. 

Any student that would like to be considered to present an oral presentation should register and submit their paper below under the "student presenter" registration type by February 1st. Students not selected for oral presentations are automatically invited to present a poster and do not need to re-register. 

Students that wish to attend as an observer OR present a poster should register under the "student observer" registration type. Registration for observers or poster presenters will remain open the day of the event. 


All registration types click here to get started with registration (and the paper submission procoess). [Registration for 2018 will open early January]


Questions? Please call or email Dr. Young or  479-880-4183).