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Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Texas high school students present their original research in a professional arena.

Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (TJSHS)

Texas Junior Science & Humanities Goals

The Texas Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) are to promote original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. Texas JSHS provides an opportunity for Texas high school students to present the results of their original research in a professional arena. Students who participate in the symposia also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, interact with practicing researchers, and explore future academic and career opportunities. Texas JSHS Program is a research presentation event.


Sponsors (Teachers or Parents) are encouraged to nominate up to five students from the same school. Nominees are to submit an abstract of their original research prepared in accordance with the guidelines. A panel of preliminary judges will select the top 8 abstracts in 8 categories to present their research at the Symposium. Those selected will be notified of their selection and given additional instructions for full entry. All others will be declined and encouraged to continue to research and resubmit in future years.

Entry Fee & Forms

There is no registration fee for participants or teachers/sponsors for the 2021 Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

NOTE: Maximum of 5 nominations per school
High school teachers/adult sponsors are invited to nominate up to five students from each school who have conducted original research. No more than five nominations per school will be accepted.


The 1st place finalist of the research paper competition will receive a $2,000 undergraduate tuition-based scholarship; the 2nd place $1,500; and the 3rd place $1,000. Additionally, 1st and 2nd place have the opportunity to compete for scholarships at the National JSHS (3rd, 4th, and 5th place regional finalists will receive an expense-paid trip as observers to the National JSHS).

Judging Support

Educational Outreach and Women's Programs realizes that in any competition, differences of opinion about the judges’ interpretations may occur. It is the policy of the Outreach Programs to support the interpretations and final decisions of the judges panel.