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2021 Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia

Montana Tech hosts the Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia (IJSHS), a regional research paper and symposia competition for high school students from the states of MT, ID, UT, CO, and NV. Students submit their research papers, and the top 18 are selected to present their work in a competitive symposium format, and up to 42 more will be selected to present non-competitive poster. Teachers of selected students may also attend. Events will include lab tours, a keynote speaker presentation, plus welcome and awards banquet dinners. Teachers are invited to participate in discussion about engaging students in STEM.

At IJSHS, we present the following awards:
The top 3 winners are awarded scholarships of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000.
One teacher is awarded $500 for advancing student participation in research.
Top 5 advance to the National JSHS

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation. The top finishers at IJSHS earn the opportunity to advance to the National JSHS.

The JSHS Program is sponsored by:

In 2021, the competition will take place virtually in order to keep our finalists, volunteers, judges and staff safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Montana Tech is a proud host of the

2021 Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia.