Section Home

Student Registration

Student application for Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).

York College of The City University of New York has been selected by the National Science Teachers Association to organize and host the 2024 New York City Metropolitan and New York Long Island regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (NYC Metro 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 11, 2024, on the York College campus. 

All high school students, grades 9-12, are eligible and invited to participate. All participating students must register and submit an abstract and research paper on line at the national JSHS organization regional site by November 30, 2023. The abstract and research papers electronic files must be named according to the national JSHS requirements:

Abstract: Last Name_First Name_Abstract

Research Paper: Last Name_First Name_Research Paper

Online registration will take place at the national organization website for the NYC Metropolitan and NY LI regions:

NYC Metropolitan Region

NY Long Island Region 

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

    1. Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical medicine, Microbiology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Virology

    2. Chemistry

    Physical Chemistry, Materials, Alternative Fuels, Organic Chemistry (possibly in life science), Chemical Engineering, Earth Science, Geochemistry, Energy–Alternative Fuels, Material Science

    3. Engineering & Technology

    Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Electrical Engineering, Energy – Solar, Vehicle Development, Devices, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics

    4. Environmental Science

    Environmental Science/Engineering: Bioremediation, Ecosystems management, Environmental Engineering, Land Resource Management, Pollution, Toxicity impact upon ecosystem.

    5. Life & Behavioral Sciences

    Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology, Population Genetics, General Biochemistry, Microbiology, Behavioral Sciences

    6. Mathematics & Computer Science

    Probability and Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science – Algorithms, Databases, Networking, Computer Engineering

    7. Medicine & Health

    Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, Epidemiology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pathology

    8. 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

The submitted papers will be reviewed and evaluated by the JSHS judges (college faculty, practicing scientists and engineers). The students whose papers receive the highest scores by the judges will be invited to make a seminar presentation according to the JSHS guidelines (12 minutes for the presentation, and 6 minutes for questions and answers). Each presentation will be evaluated by committees, comprised of college faculty, practicing scientists and engineers, following the guidelines of the National JSHS Symposium. The committees will select the high school student delegates to represent the New York City Metropolitan and the New York Long Island regions at the National Symposium.

Participation in the NYC Metropolitan and NY LI JSHS begins by submitting an online application and registration. Applications and registration will be accepted only online (strict adherence to the guidelines is required). 

Be sure to submit all required documentation before the deadline using the link above to register at the national JSHS regional website, missing documents will result in your registration being canceled.