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2022 Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia

We are currently planning on hosting these 2022 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.

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, 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 to the finalists from both the Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia:

  • The top 3 winners from each region are awarded scholarships of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000.
  • One teacher from each region is awarded $500 for advancing student participation in research.
  • Top 5 advance from each region 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:

We are currently planning on hosting the 2022 IJSHS 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.


Montana Technological University
is proud host of the
2022 Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia.