The 2022 Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium will be held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, February 20 - 22, 2022.
The online application for the 2022 Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium will be available on this page December 1, 2021.
See the GJSHS Handbook with Rules & Guidelines for information about the program, including:
- Competition eligibility
- Application process and important dates
- Project categories
- Judging criteria for papers and presentations
- 2022 Rules & Guidelines
At 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, 2021.
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.
- 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