STEM Competition Promoting Original Student Research and Experimentation
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization. Individual students compete for scholarshipsand recognition by presenting their original research before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. The event includes hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits, and networking. In 2018 Eshika Saxena, from Bellevue, Washington, was the winner in the engineering and technology category. She was recognized for HemaCam, a computer vision-enhanced mobile phone imaging system for automated screening of hematological diseases with convolutional neural networks. By participating in the regional and national symposia, students develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits—applying science content to solve a problem or gain new knowledge, writing a paper, and communicating results. Interested students and their teachers are encouraged to contact the JSHS regional symposium director in their area to obtain application guidelines and materials.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of
digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in February.
Developed by Designmate for iOS devices, the Eureka.in-NSES app enables students of different age ranges and with diverse interests, abilities, and experiences to achieve scientific and mathematical excellence even in abstract concepts such as the Structure of DNA, Complex Physical Laws, or Intricate Chemical Bonds.