History of OJSHS

History of The Junior Science And Humanities Symposium

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed JSHS on the NASSP Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2019-20.

The National JSHS web site

History of The Ohio Junior Science And Humanities Symposium

Each year, over 48 JSHS symposia are held throughout the United States. In Ohio, the JSHS is sponsored by Bowling Green State University and The Northwest Ohio Center of Excellence, with continued support of the U.S. Army Research Office, U.S. Office of Naval Research, and U.S. Air Force Research Office. Two student finalists and three alternates from the Ohio JSHS program are chosen (all expenses paid) to attend the National JSHS. The OJSHS first place finalist presents his/her research paper to compete for six opportunities to represent the United States at the London International Youth Science Fortnight (LIYSF). The OJSHS second place finalist also presents his/her research paper in a competitive session at the National JSHS and a chance to attend the LIYSF. Since 1966, 50 Ohio JSHS winners have presented papers at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Thirteen of these subsequently presented their papers at the LIYSF in London, England.

OJSHS accepts

  • 9th – 12th grade Poster Presenters
  • 9th – 12th grade Paper (Oral) Presenters

Award History of the OJSHS (click to be taken to the award listing)

OJSHS Presenters Advancing to National JSHS and LIYSF
Thomas Alva Edison Award
American Nuclear Society Award - Northern Ohio Section
The Colonel George F. Leist Distinguished Teacher Award

Updated: 09/22/2021 09:33AM