High School Science Symposium
2023 Alaska High School Science Symposium
UAF Reichardt Building
The Fairbanks High School Science Symposium is one of 48 regional symposia, which is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. High school students compete for scholarships and prizes by completing original research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). They present oral and written presentations about their research, and the finalist can present their research to the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Washington, D.C.
For the event date and other information, visit the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics website at http://cnsm.uaf.edu/ashsss-2/.
Students who are selected to make presentations at the Alaska Statewide JSHS have an opportunity to win undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships and cash awards from $200 to $2,000.
The JSHS will distribute $4,500 in academic scholarships to the top three regional finalists:
- $2,000 to first place;
- $1,500 to second place;
- $1,000 to third place.
The top five finalists are invited to advance to the National JSHS. Two of the five finalists will orally present their research in competition for military-sponsored scholarships; three of the five finalists will present their research in poster sessions where the top three students in each category receive recognition and cash awards. National JSHS scholarships are awarded as follows.
- Eight $12,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 1st place finalists in the National research paper competition;
- Eight $8,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 2nd place finalists in the National research paper competition; and
- Eight $4,000 undergraduate, tuition scholarships, awarded to each of the 3rd place finalists in the National research paper competition.
For additional references to information on paper preparation, style and presentation, please refer to the National JSHS, Rules of Competition for student research presentation at the National JSHS.