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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Judge Registration

To become a judge of the NYC Metro and NY Long Island Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium.

Dear Prospective Judges:

York College of The City University of New York has been selected by the National Science Teachers Association to organize and host the 2023 New York City Metropolitan and New York Long Island regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (NYCM JSHS and NY LI JSHS). The symposium will select the student delegates to represent the New York City Metropolitan and Long Island regions at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium organized by the National Science Teachers Association. The Symposium is tentatively scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 12, 2023, on the York College campus. 

All grades 9-12 high school students are eligible and invited to participate. All participating students must register and submit an abstract and research paper online at the national JSHS organization regional site by November 30, 2022.

Also invited to register at the national JSHS organization regional site are the faculty, students, scientists, and engineers that will serve as judges at the JSHS 2023 regional symposium. Please choose below the region and the area in that you would like to participate in and serve as a judge.

NYC Metropolitan region

Online registration will take place at the national organization website for the NYC Metropolitan region:

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NY LI region

Online registration will take place at the national organization website for the NY LI region:

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Students will be able to submit their abstracts and research papers in one of the following categories:

  1. Environmental Science
    Environmental Science/Engineering: Bioremediation, Ecosystems management, Environmental engineering, Land Resource Management,
    Pollution, toxicity; impact upon ecosystem
  2. Biomedical Sciences
    Biomedical medicine, Microbiology, Cellular/Molecular Biology,
    Genetics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Virology
  3. Life & Behavioral Sciences
    Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology, Population Genetics,
    General Biochemistry, Microbiology, Behavioral Sciences
  4. Medicine & Health
    Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Disease Diagnosis, and Treatment,
    Epidemiology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pathology
  5. Engineering & Technology
    Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Electrical Engineering, Energy – Solar,
    Vehicle Development, Devices, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics
  6. Mathematics & Computer Science
    Probability and Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science – Algorithms,
    Databases, Networking, Computer Engineering
  7. Physical Sciences
    Astronomy, Physics-theoretical, Physics-Solid state, Acoustics, Optics,
    Thermodynamics, Particle Physics, Quantum Physics, Nuclear;
    Internet of Things-network of physical objects or “things” embedded with
    electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity
  8. Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry, Materials, Alternative Fuels, Organic Chemistry
    (possibly in life science), Chemical Engineering, Earth Science,
    Geochemistry, Energy–Alternative Fuels, Material Science

There will be three evaluation/judging steps to select the JSHS regional delegates. The first step is the online evaluation of the submitted research papers according to the guidelines of the national JSHS Symposium and the National Science Teachers Association.  The students whose papers receive the highest ratings by the judges will be invited to make a seminar presentation on February 12, 2023 (regional semifinal), according to the JSHS guidelines (12 minutes for the presentation, and 6 minutes for questions and answers). The second step is the evaluation of the seminar presentations. Each presentation will be evaluated by committees of judges, comprised of college faculty, practicing scientists, and engineers, following the guidelines of the National JSHS Symposium and the National Science Teachers Association. The students whose presentations receive the highest ratings by the committees of judges will be invited to make a seminar presentation on February 25, 2023 (regional final). The third step is the evaluation of the student presentations at the regional final by an interdisciplinary committee of judges. The students whose presentations will receive the highest ratings from the committee will be designated regional delegates and will represent their respective regions at the national JSHS symposium.

Faculty, students, scientists, and engineers who register to participate in the regional JSHS 2023 (NYCM or NY LI regions) can judge at any one of these three steps, or two or all three of them if they so choose.

This is a great opportunity to interact with aspiring young scientists and engineers, to share the enthusiasm, passion, and rewarding experiences infused in our lives and careers, and influence their decisions, education, and their future plans. As in the past, judges will receive electronically an amazon gift card in appreciation of their participation.

Participation in the NYCM and NY LI JSHS begins by registering online at the regional pages of the national JSHS website.