INFO FOR STUDENTS (and parents)
 
WHO WANT 
TO PARTICIPATE IN WJSHS ON MARCH 16 - 17, 2017


RESEARCH PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE
(note the definitions and requirements 
for "Complete Papers" given below):
 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Student Research Papers must be prepared and oral presentations must be delivered according to the National JSHS Program Fact Sheet and Guidelines for Students

It is the responsibility of the teacher to work with each student to make sure that the paper is correctly formatted according to the sections  given below (with prominent headings), and to make sure that the Body of the paper is within the 20-page limit - for all parts - excluding the Abstract the Statement of Outside Assistance.

The teacher of every student who submits a research paper must electronically upload a pdf version of the complete research paper (maximum size of 2.0 Mb) in the teacher's FTP account assigned on the WJSHS server.  Once papers have been submitted, they shall not be changed during the paper judging process.

COMPLETE RESEARCH PAPERS submitted on behalf of each student must include everything in the following list, and the Body of the paper must fall within the 20-page limit (including data tables, graphs, and photos). 
The Abstract and Statement of Outside Assistance are not counted in this 20-page limit.  However, ALL must be presented 
in this precise order shown below (parts 1 - 5):

     1. a correctly formatted and complete Abstract, includes putting all of
       text in Calibri font,and the body of the abstract must be preceded 
       by all of the following information, in this exact order and format:

           (a) the Title of the research project (in bold, italics, font 14 in size),
           (b) a line of space between the Title and the Student Name,
           (c) Student Name (in bold, font size 14),
           (d) Name of high school, city, and state (in regular font size 12),
           (e) name(s) of teacher, sponsor, mentor (preceded by their title),
                (in regular font size 12) 

           for example:


                  "To What Extent Does The Ringworm Heal"

                  Eric Stover
                  Green River High School, Tacoma, WA 
                  
Teacher: Mr. Ben File
                  Mentor:  Dr. Sasha Kruger


           (f) then a line of space between this heading and the body of the                       abstract,           
           (g) then the 200-word limit body of the 
abstract (in font size 12).

   2. a Statement of Outside Assistance
       
  2. a Statement of Outside Assistance
       You must attach a completed copy of the National JSHS Statement
       of Outside Assistance form.  The full form must be filled out 
       completely, signed by student, teacher, and by any science 
       advisors/mentors involved, and attached to the Research Paper.  
       Any paper submitted without this completed form will not be
       considered 
for competition.  You will find this form at the website and
       given 
directly below:

      http://jshs.org/forms/Statement%20of%20Outside%20Assistance.pdf 

    3. the Main Body of the Paper with all of the parts described under the
       following headings (in bold print):
          (a) 
Background for the research,
          (b) statement of the Research Problem,
          (c) description of the Research Design and the Variables,
          (d) Data Collection Procedures, including appropriate
               statistical procedures,
          (e) Results, including appropriate charts, graphs and statistics,
          (f)  Discussion of the results, including appropriate Conclusions.

   4. a complete Bibliography of sources.

   5. Appendices (if any), must also fall within the 20-page limit.

NOTE - Any papers which are incomplete in any way, or which exceed the 20-page limit in the Main Body of the Paper, may be eliminated from consideration for Oral Presentation at the WJSHS Symposium.

NOTIFICATION OF FIFTEEN FINALISTS FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The notification of the selection of fifteen finalists who will be invited to present their research orally at the WJSHS will be made on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  On that date, All teachers will receive an email with a list of ALL students who will be invited to present their papers orally.

The students who will be giving oral presentations should receive the following from their teacher.

A copy of the list of presenters, with that 
    student's own name highlighted.

►Copies of the Oral Presentation Guidelines
    and Judging Formwhich gives the criteria.

The teacher must communicate to each student who intends to present their research as an Oral presentation, that they must note their intent on the Final Registration Form which they fill out online. We must receive these registration confirmations no later than Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  
 

NOTE: if you compete in WJSHS, you are thereby

committing, at the time of acceptance, to also

participate in the National JSHS on April 26-30.


WJSHS WINNERS -- MARCH 2017

Congratulations!  You are now ready to engage in the 55th National JSHS event, to take place on April 26 - 30, 2017, in San Diego, California. 

INFORMATION ABOUT WASHINGTON JSHS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of each student who is invited to give an Oral Presentation at the WJSHS to also commit to giving their presentation at the National JSHS, April 26 - 30, 2017, San Diego, California (should they be selected as a WA Region Winner).

If a student places in the Top 2 in the WJSHS Oral Presentation Competition, they have the opportunity and responsibility to present at the National competition. If the student is not able to present at the National JSHS, their place and their scholarship awards will be given to the student who replaces them for National competition.

As a result of this policy, the certificates of scholarships won at WJSHS will be presented to each winning student at the National JSHS competition in April.

The Scholarships for winners among the Oral Presenters at the Washington Regional Symposium will be $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place winners.

In addition, the Top 3 Oral Presentation winners at the Washington Regional Symposium will receive scholarships from Seattle Pacific University in the amounts of $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place winners.  These scholarships are only valid if the student winner, after graduation from high school, actually applies for admission and is enrolled as a full-time student at Seattle Pacific University.

The Teacher of the first-place Oral Presentation winner will receive a certificate and an award for $500, unless the winning student is not accompanied by a teacher.  In which case, a teacher from another school will be selected.  The Teacher Award will be presented at the National JSHS competition or will be mailed to the teacher after the National JSHS, if the teacher is not participating in the National event.

NATIONAL JSHS STUDENT PARTICIPATION

Note: ALL students who attend the National JSHS are expected to participate fully in the activities of the program, stay in their assigned rooms, and engage themselves entirely with the other high school participants - and be subject to the guidelines of the groups chaperone.  
This conference is NOT a time for family visits.  If your family goes to JSHS or lives in the area, they must abide by this expectation by encouraging you to participate fully and by not requesting the you to be involved in any experiences outside of the JSHS activities.

The first-place and second-place WJSHS Oral Presentation winners will be expected to present their research orally at the National Symposium and compete on an equal basis for additional scholarships.

The third-place, fourth-place, and fifth-place WJSHS Oral Presentation winners will be expected to present their research as a Poster Presentation at the National Symposium.  There will be special awards given for top Poster Presentations at this National Symposium. 

The first-place winner among the WJSHS Poster Presenters may also get to attend the National Symposium and present his or her research in the Poster Session, if the National JSHS Office supports this as they have in the past.

PLEASE NOTE:  For all 5 of the Top Oral presenters and the Top Poster Presenter -- Any student who backs out of the National JSHS after he/she has registered and the National JSHS travel agency has purchased their airline ticket - WILL RESULT IN THAT STUDENT'S PARENTS BEING CHARGED FOR THE COST OF THE TICKET.


As a result of this policy, the certificates of scholarships won at WJSHS will be presented to each winning student who actually participates fully in the National JSHS competition and all other National program events.


All student presenters need to come to the WJSHS with the required information necessary for travel arrangements to the National competition, as follows:

     1. Student name,
     2. Home address,
     3. Social Security number,
     4. Cell phone number,
     5. Home phone number,
     6. Location of the most convenient airport.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL JSHS AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESEARCH PRESENTERS IN THE ORAL COMPETITION

Recent clarification about competition eligibility: 

A student of any nationality may compete (and win) at the Regional Symposium, and therefore be eligible to attend the National Symposium as a winner of the Regional Symposium.  However, only citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its territories are eligible to compete at the National Symposium. 

Recent clarification about scholarship eligibility: 

Similarly, government-sponsored scholarships can be awarded only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its territories. 

Awards and Scholarships given to the National Finalists in Several Science Categories:

First-place scholarships will be given to the top presenters in each science category in the amount of $12,000 each. 

Second-place scholarships will be given to the runner up in each science category in the amount of $8,000 each. 

Third place scholarships will be given to the 3rd place competitors in each science category in the amount of $4,000 each.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE NATIONAL JSHS SYMPOSIUM

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE WASHINGTON JSHS SYMPOSIUM (on Friday, March 17):

YOU MUST PROVIDE US WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

YOU NEED TO CONFIRM THAT YOU WILL ATTEND THE NATIONAL JSHS SYMPOSIUM - BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE SYMPOSIUM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17.

AFTER the student confirms their intent to participate in the National JSHS Symposium, the Region Director will provide a National JSHS Student Delegate Packet of instructions.  

FOLLOWING THE WJSHS,  You must complete your online registration after March 17, but before March 24, 2017.

Information about the National JSHS Symposium is posted here.  In particular, after you have completed your registration online, you will be contacted by a special travel agent for the National JSHS, who will make airline reservations for everyone in the Washington State delegation.

Finally, on the National Symposium website, You will need to take care of following details -- No later than March 30, 2017:

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE TWO STUDENT ORAL PRESENTERS, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD YOUR ABSTRACT, STATEMENT OF OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE, AND PAPER AS WELL AS DOWNLOAD, SIGN, AND MAIL THE CONSENT FORM at this website.


OR

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE STUDENT POSTER PRESENTERS, YOU NEED TO UPLOAD YOUR ABSTRACT AS WELL AS DOWNLOAD, SIGN, AND MAIL THE CONSENT FORM.

If you have any questions, please email Ray Myers at: remyers@spu.edu