The City of Philadelphia and Temple University’s College of Science and Technology are proud to present the Greater Philadelphia Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). JSHS is designed to challenge, engage, and publicly recognize students (Grades 9-12) conducting research in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. By participating in regional and national symposia, students may participate in a forum honoring individual achievement in STEM, network with peers who have similar interests, hear research presentations by other students, develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits in STEM fields, hear nationally renowned scientists speak on their work, qualify for significant scholarships and other recognition, and advance to the national symposium.

Welcome 2019 participants. Pre-Applications for students are now closed. Students who were able to pre-apply will be notified about the CVENT online registration process. If you have questions please email stemcityphl@gmail.com.

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Jessica Wang

Kavish Senthilkumar

Gaea Lawton

David Yun

Rhea Malhotra


2019 Timeline

JSHS Timeline 2018-2019

Week of August 20: Pre-application goes live

August – November: Recruitment of students and mentors; students are working on projects with support from a teacher at their school

Week of September 3rd: CVENT page launch

November 16: Pre-application deadline for students (Deadline extended to WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH)

December 7: Dinner & Discover Mentoring Orientation.     Location: 2 Penn Center Plaza Philadelphia, PA 19102 (14th floor- Office of Adult Education) Orientation will begin at 5:00pm and refreshments will be provided.

December 10 – December 14: Mentors and students will be matched this week

December 14 – February 1: Students working on rough draft with mentor and teacher guidance   

NOTE: Mentor/Mentee meet up days will ALL be held at the following location  

One Parkway Building

1515 Arch St. 12th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Start Time 4:45 pm

January 16: Mentor/Mentee Meetup #1

January 25: Mentor/Mentee Meetup #2

February 7: Mentor/Mentee Meetup #3

February 1: Rough draft of research paper complete

February 15: Final paper to be submitted

February 22: Finalists announced

March 16: Greater Philadelphia Regional JSHS at Temple University

National Symposium: Albuquerque, New Mexico


The Greater Philadelphia Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a collaborative effort between Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Workforce Development, 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.