The 48th Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium was held February 26-28, 2023 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. Congratulations to all participants on your excellent research.

Announcement of Awards



Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium logoAt the Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (GJSHS), high school students from across the state have the opportunity to present the results of their original research in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers and compete for military-sponsored scholarships and other awards. Some students will be selected to advance to the National JSHS.

Students will be invited to attend GJSHS after a preliminary judging process in which qualified STEM professionals review the students' submitted abstracts and research papers. Based on the results of this preliminary review, approximately 50 students will be selected to attend GJSHS as either Presenters, who will participate in the oral presentation competition, or symposium Observers. GJSHS culminates with the selection of five Presenters to win an expense-paid trip to the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. Two of these five finalists will have the opportunity to present their research in the oral presentation competition at the National JSHS, and the other three will be invited to enter the National JSHS poster competition.



Approximately 8 - 10 teachers from Georgia are also selected to attend GJSHS as chaperones. An application must be received by GJSHS for teachers to be considered. Application information will be available on this page beginning December 1, 2022.

Students and chaperones who are selected to attend GJSHS will be provided with lodging and meals (except for one “on your own” dinner) for the duration of the event. Covered expenses are funded by a grant provided by the research programs of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Symposium Features:

  • Presentations of original research projects by high school students
  • Guest speakers who offer a look beyond high school to opportunities in post-secondary education and to academic and career development in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Laboratory visits and tours
  • Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with STEM professionals and other students with similar interests

Course Date:

Sunday, February 26, 2023 to Tuesday, February 28, 2023


UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Supporting Associations: 

4 logos: National Science Teacher Association, Army, Navy, and Air Force Seals