Writing Your Abstract
The abstract and heading are single spaced, flush left. The heading includes:
- 1st line – your name, home address, city, state, zip
- 2nd line – name of your school, city, state, zip
- 3rd line – title of your abstract – the title should be in upper and lower case
- 4th line – name of your teacher/mentor and his or her organization, if different than your high school. Precede the person's name with a subheading –teacher and/or mentor name, return twice after the heading, and begin your abstract. Return twice after each paragraph, 175 words maximum.
Send your abstract by e-mail to email@example.com. This does not replace the abstract that must be part of your paper.
Generally, students who wish to apply to the symposium must be prepared to:
- submit a written report prepared in accordance with the symposium's guidelines; and
- deliver a concise oral or poster presentation to the symposium, if requested. The written and oral reports should present the results of the student's own work. The report should include ideas and data obtained by the student.
Students are encouraged to obtain assistance from teachers, mentors, parents, or other students. However, if outside assistance is rendered, it should be properly acknowledged and clearly stated. Winning students may be asked to provide notebooks and/or other documentation detailing their research.
High School students who have conducted original research in the earth and space sciences, engineering or technology, physical sciences, behavioral science, mathematics, computer science and the biological sciences are invited to apply to the regional JSHS serving their state or region. Through a competitive review process, qualifying students may advance from the regional level to the National Symposium, and perhaps even on to the London International Youth Science Forum. Due to time constraints, only a limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the regional symposium. Some students will be selected to present their research orally, while others will be asked to present at the poster session(s).