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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium|Life Sciences Program

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Life Sciences Program
Mark Lyford, Program Director
Aven Nelson Bldg., Room 138
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4158
Fax: 307-766-2851


The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
(JSHS) for Wyoming and Eastern Colorado

Regional: Friday, March 28, 2014, Regional at the University of Wyoming

National: Top five presenters April 23-27, 2014, at Washington, D.C.
JSHS is funded by the Army, Navy and Air Force of the United States of America in order to encourage high school students, grades 9 to 12, to enter college level studies in science and engineering. The students involved come from 48 regions from all parts of the United States, territories, and overseas military base high schools.

The JSHS gives high school students the opportunity to present their scientific research work in front of an audience in much the same way as they would at a professional science meeting. With only slides, overhead, Power Point or backboard they let the audience know what they have done in their chosen research area.

The time and place for symposium: 8 A.M. Friday March 28, 2014 at the Hampton Inn near the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.

There will be only one presentation session (no concurrent sessions) and the number of presenters will be limited to a maximum of eighteen. Submitted papers will be evaluated and the presenters chosen from among them.

The following will be paid by your JSHS:

Rooms- Thursday night and Friday night. [For student speakers, chaperons (teachers, parents, etc.), and, if space permits, guest student observers.]

Meals- Breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, dinner Friday. [For student speakers, chaperons (teachers, parents, etc.), and guest student observers.]

To be accepted: The student must submit a paper describing the science project the student wishes to present by Saturday, March 1, 2014. The paper is best sent to the regional director, Dr. Mark Lyford, in an email as a Microsoft Word file (, but if necessary may come in another format or by postal mail or fax. If you have trouble meeting the deadline, email Dr. Lyford (

Awards from the Regional competition include scholarship money, and a trip to Washington, D.C. April 23-27, 2014 to compete for additional scholarship money.

Congratulations to everyone from the Wyoming and Eastern Colorado Region for the awards they received during the 2013 JSHS National Symposium.

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