Campus hosts Indiana Region Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Hanover served as host for the Indiana Region Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Feb. 17-18 in the Science Center. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, JSHS is designed to challenge, engage and publicly recognize students in grades 9-12 who conduct research in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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During their two days on campus, 12 regional high-school students presented original research in front of a panel of judges and peers. The top three regional finalists earned academic scholarships. The top five finalists advance to the national JSHS for the opportunity to compete for scholarships and cash awards.

Through JSHS, more than 8,000 students annually compete in 49 regional symposia in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific. The 61st National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be held April 12-15 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Hanover was selected to host Indiana’s symposium by the National Science Teachers Association. In addition to presentations, JSHS also offered opportunities for peer discussions and networking, career exploration, research laboratory visits and campus tours.

Jeffrey Phillips, director of Hanover’s engineering program, served as symposium coordinator. Professor Emeritus of Geology Stan Totten delivered the keynote address at the welcome dinner.