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Competition Guidelines & Helpful Tips
We are currently planning on hosting these 2023 Events live but will switch to a virtual event in order to keep our finalists, volunteers, judges and staff safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic if need be.
2023 Intermountain Schedule
IJSHS Nominations Open at Midnight MST November 18, 2022
IJSHS Nominations Close at Midnight MST December 16, 2022
IJSHS Paper Submission Closes at Midnight MST January 13th, 2023
IJSHS Attendees Announced February 8-10, 2023
IJSHS Registration Completed February 17, 2023
IJSHS on campus at Montana Technological University March 2-3, 2023
Research Paper and Judging Process
Students are encouraged to prepare a paper depicting original research projects including fieldwork and/or experimentation in science-related areas. Papers will be evaluated by a judging committee who will evaluate: the quality of the research and experimentation, evidence of the student’s understanding of the topic, and originality in the choice of and investigation of the topic. Please note that papers must acknowledge major assistance from teachers, mentors, parents or other students. Examples of areas of assistance which should be acknowledged include: selecting the topic of research, planning and/or guiding the course of the research, gathering data and construction of any apparatus.
Eighteen (18) students will be selected to present their work in a competitive oral symposium before a panel of qualified judges, and up to 42 others will be invited to present their work in a competitive poster session. Teachers will be notified of selected students between February 8 and 10, 2023.
The National 2023 JSHS date has yet to TBA.
Guidelines for Virtual Presentation
Tips for Virtual Presentations