North Central Regional JSHS

2017 Date and NEW Location

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402. 
 
The North Central Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, with the awards on March 26.
The Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair (MSSEF) will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Monday, March 27, 2017.

2017 Judging Schedule 

Room Number/Name Presentation Time Paper Author(s)
Room 1 - Wayzata 9:30 - 9:55 AM Atiya Anwar
Room 1 - Wayzata 10:00 - 10:25 AM Samuel Kim
Room 1 - Wayzata 10:30 - 10:55 AM Maryam Masood
Room 1 - Wayzata 11:00 - 11:25 AM Pujan Patel
Room 1 - Wayzata 1:30 - 1:55 PM Anna Prchal
Room 1 - Wayzata 2:00 -2:25 PM Austin Weatherhead
Room 1 - Wayzata 2:30 - 2:55 PM Emma Wells
Room 1 - Wayzata 3:00 - 3:25 PM Kerui Yang
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 9:30 - 9:55 AM Avni Jain
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 10:00 - 10:25 AM Josh Klavins
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 10:30 - 10:55 AM Min Lee
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 11:00 - 11:25 AM Abigail Smith
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 1:30 - 1:55 PM Samuel Aronson and Siyuan Ma
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 2:00 -2:25 PM Marissa Baker
Room 2 - Lake Calhoun 2:30 - 2:55 PM Nikhil Marda
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 9:30 - 9:55 AM Kaleb Bendickson
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 10:00 - 10:25 AM Vicky Erickson
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 10:30 - 10:55 AM Yuxuan Geng
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 11:00 - 11:25 AM Diane Huang
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 1:30 - 1:55 PM Alma Jorgenson
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 2:00 -2:25 PM Joonsuk Kim
Room 3 - Spring Park Bay 2:30 - 2:55 PM Lauren Knoll
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 9:30 - 9:55 AM Manashree Padiyath
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 10:00 - 10:25 AM Claire Taubman
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 10:30 - 10:55 AM Henry Zietlow
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 11:00 - 11:25 AM MacKenzie Brummer and Payten Schneberger
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 1:30 - 1:55 PM Levi Peterson and Jacob Schmidt
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 2:00 -2:25 PM Morgan Smith and Jordin Weisz
Room 4 - Lake Nokomis 2:30 - 2:55 PM Cassidy Yueh and Seyade Tadele
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 9:30 - 9:55 AM Madelynn Dostal
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 10:00 - 10:25 AM Mikayla Hughes
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 10:30 - 10:55 AM Harini Kethar
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 11:00 - 11:25 AM Mari Leland
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 1:30 - 1:55 PM Julianne Pankow
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 2:00 -2:25 PM Emilia Topp-Johnson
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 2:30 - 2:55 PM Orion Venero
Room 5 - Lafayette Bay 3:00 - 3:25 PM Hannah Desmond and Jerome Hennagin
Room 6 - Excelsior 9:30 - 9:55 AM Matthew Berg
Room 6 - Excelsior 10:00 - 10:25 AM Smita Bhoopatiraju
Room 6 - Excelsior 10:30 - 10:55 AM Luke Chen
Room 6 - Excelsior 11:00 - 11:25 AM Anna Corradi
Room 6 - Excelsior 11:30 - 11:55 AM Nathaniel Farmer
Room 6 - Excelsior 1:30 - 1:55 PM Joshua Holtzleiter
Room 6 - Excelsior 2:00 -2:25 PM Meghana Iyer
Room 6 - Excelsior 2:30 - 2:55 PM Sarah Kuplic
Room 6 - Excelsior 3:00 - 3:25 PM Helen Li
Room 6 - Excelsior 3:30 - 3:55 PM Archana Murali
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 9:30 - 9:55 AM Geeta Rajamani
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 10:00 - 10:25 AM Akshat Singh
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 10:30 - 10:55 AM Frances Slater
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 11:00 - 11:25 AM Maya Czeneszew and Samuel Rex
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 1:30 - 1:55 PM Isabella Jennings and Melinda Samaratunga
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 2:00 -2:25 PM Jada Johnson and Josie Pickar
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 2:30 - 2:55 PM Makalaeh Kneisel and Sophia Krikava
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 3:00 - 3:25 PM Jyotirmya Kumar and Karthik Papisetty
Room 7 - Lake Harriett 3:30 - 3:55 PM Cole Maxwell, Maggie Scott
Room 8 - Gray's Bay 9:30 - 9:55 AM Ethan Tinklenberg
Room 8 - Gray's Bay 10:00 - 10:25 AM Jiaheng He and Sung Wan Huh
Room 8 - Gray's Bay 10:30 - 10:55 AM Emma Carr and John Dempsey
Room 8 - Gray's Bay 11:00 - 11:25 AM Dillan Lein and Grayden Thompson
Room 8 - Gray's Bay 1:30 - 1:55 PM Alex Li and Rebecca Li
Room 8 - Gray's Bay 2:00 -2:25 PM Griffin Macris



The North Central Regional 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. JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct vital research and development.

The top five paper presentations were selected to advance to National JSHS, which was held the last week of April in Dayton, Ohio. Students won an all-expense paid trip to compete against 230 high school students representing the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Dependent Schools of Europe and the Pacific. Find the results here.

Because JSHS is sponsored in part by the U.S. Army, which has strict privacy rules, we cannot list winners by name or school, but the JSHS winning paper (young woman pictured above), for a $2,000 scholarship, was “Reducing phosphorus in stormwater basins using algae spherification.”

Winning paper #2, for a $1,500 scholarship, was “Predicting a cancerous outcome: creating a novel test for assessing risk of human papilloma virus.”

Other winners from the day included the American Junior Academy of Science award for a premier high school researcher; National JSHS award for the top five papers to attend National JSHS; Outstanding Achievement award sponsored by Minnesota Academy of Science for exceptional scientific research; Graduate Women in Science award for one female student in each grade 9 through 12.

All JSHS students participated in a networking breakfast with local scientists, and heard a keynote address by General Mills’ Heidi Tech about innovation (story coming). 

 

The 48th Annual North Central Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium 

Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), JSHS regional and national symposium are held during the academic year and reach over 10,000 high school students and teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Schools of Europe and the Pacific Rim. Each of 48 university-held state symposia invite the participation of secondary schools within their region. The states of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota are one region, designated by the National JSHS, and we are called the "North Central Regional JSHS". By participating in a regional symposium, students and teachers may.....

  • Participate in a forum honoring exceptional work in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics, and supporting personal and professional growth.
  • Interact with practicing professionals who provide enrichment opportunities and discussions that allow participants to look beyond high school to future post secondary education and career development in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Develop higher-order thinking skills and integrated learning across disciplines through the process of scientific inquiry, writing a scientific paper, and delivering a presentation -- all skills that will benefit students future post secondary and graduate pursuits.
  • Support and encourage the success of high school teachers in addressing the attainment and mastery of state and national performance and process skill standards in the sciences, mathematics, and language arts by their students.
  • Participate in a scientific competition, in some years students may visit research and development laboratories, and students may have their abstract published in symposium proceedings.
  • Gain self-confidence through the experience of conducting an independent research investigation and by networking among other participants with similar interests.
  • Advance in research paper competition to the National symposium and for significant military-sponsored scholarships and other awards.

 

North Central Regional JSHS is a scientific research paper competition for high school students in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota

The Top (5) papers advance and will participate in the National JSHS competition - U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored and hosted by the Academy of Applied Science.

The 54th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium was held April 27-30, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio 

The Minnesota Academy of Science has hosted the North Central Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium since 1968. The first National JSHS competition was held in 1962.

 

Personally Identifiable Information and Social Media

During JSHS, please do not post any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) (e.g. name, school, hometown, etc...) to official Minnesota Academy of Science social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, relating to yourself or any other students or individuals participating in JSHS so that we may adhere to the newly released rules by Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) requiring the protection of PII at JSHS.

Photography Notice

Please be aware that by participating in a Minnesota Academy of Science sponsored event, you are automatically authorizing the Minnesota Academy of Science and its staff, agents, assignees, and affiliates to use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or videos that include your image, likeness, or voice without compensation.

This material will become the property of the Minnesota Academy of Science and may be used online and in various print publications. This material will only be used for lawful purposes, including publicizing the Minnesota Academy of Science and its programs.

If you have any questions about photography at the event, please contact lise@mnmas.org.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!