[PRESS RELEASE] Mayor’s Office Launches 2nd Year of Science & Scholarship Symposium (JSHS)

[PRESS RELEASE] Mayor’s Office Launches 2nd Year of Science & Scholarship Symposium (JSHS)
December 9, 2015 US2020 PHL

December 9, 2015

3:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Mayor’s Office of Education/US2020 PHL

US2020Philadelphia@gmail.com

(215)686-0335

 

Mayor’s Office Launches 2nd Year of Science & Scholarship Symposium (Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology is proud to present the 2015-2016 Greater Philadelphia Junior Science Humanities Symposium. JSHS promotes and publicly recognizes middle and high school students for achievement in original research and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

High school students submit research papers in order to:

  • Compete regionally and nationally for over $28,000 in scholarships
  • Compete for a fully funded trip to be recognized at the national JSHS in Washington DC Metro Area.
  • Prepare for post-secondary academic and career pursuits
  • Network with the STEM community

 

Middle school students submit research posters in order to:

    • Be featured at the regional JSHS
    • Engage in fun STEM activities
    • Explore STEM careers

 

The Philadelphia JSHS Program is a collaborative effort between Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Education, the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and the Academy of Applied Sciences.  The College of Science and Technology is generously providing funding for the Philadelphia regional symposia, as well as hosting event in their new state-of-the-art Science Education and Research Center.  The Department of Defense is also generously providing funding for the regional symposia and the national JSHS scholarships.

We are currently accepting pre-applications from students that can be completed here PRE-APPLICATION.

The application deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday, December 11, 2015.

More information can be found at www.STEMcityPHL.com/JSHS

US2020 PHL is the mentoring arm of STEMcityPHL.  It is a new organization developed from a White House call to generate large-scale, innovative solutions to our STEM education challenge, with a focus on increasing access to STEM careers for girls, underrepresented minorities, and low-income children.