The 2021 Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium will be held virtually Sunday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (dates subject to slight adjustment).

The online application for the 2021 Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium is now open! APPLY HERE!

Applications, including the completed abstract and research paper, must be submitted by Sunday, January 17, 2021. All applicants must also submit the Intent to Participate Form by Friday, January 8, 2021 (no project materials due at this time). Please see the GJSHS Rules & Guidelines and the Paper & Presentation Criteria for details about application and research paper requirements.


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 scientific, engineering, or mathematics research 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 scientists review the students' submitted abstracts and research papers. Based on the results of this preliminary review, 40 to 50 students will be selected to attend the virtual GJSHS as Presenters who will participate in the oral presentation competition. GJSHS culminates with the selection of five Presenters to win an expense-paid trip to National JSHS. Two of these five finalists will have the opportunity to present their research and in the oral presentation competition at NJSHS, and the other three will be invited to enter the NJSHS poster competition. (Subject to change due to pandemic.)

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 (tentative for 2021)
  • Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with others interested in the sciences

Course Date:

Sunday, February 28, 2021 to Tuesday, March 2, 2021


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