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  • 54th Monmouth Junior Science Symposium

    March 17 & 18, 2016
    Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ

    The primary goal of the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium (MJSS) is to promote research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. The two-day event includes presentations from New Jersey high school students on their individual science research projects. Schools are welcome to register and attend as observers.

    Following the presentations at Monmouth University on March 17, 2016, all students and their teachers are invited to attend the MJSS Poster Presentation. A science-based scavenger hunt will be held during this general poster session where students compete for ribbons, gift certificates, etc. The students whose papers have been selected for presentation at (Monmouth University) or poster presentation at the MJSS Banquet (Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, Eatontown, NJ) will be notified in January 2016. Papers not selected for the above will be invited to participate in the MJSS General Poster Session (Anacon Hall, Monmouth University) March 17, 2016. General Poster Session participation will be limited to no more than four posters per each participating school.

    Students who choose to submit a research paper, and are selected to present during the MJSS technical sessions, compete for extensive awards including various combinations of the following:

    • Undergraduate tuition scholarships to college of choice: $2,000, $1,500, $1,000
    • Expense paid trip to National JSHS
    • Monmouth University tuition scholarship
    • Advance to the National JSHS and compete for: $12,000, $8,000 and $4,000 undergraduate scholarships
    • Independently of the MJSS additional awards are offered by: IEEE, AFCEA, AUSA, SAME, NDIA
    • See our list of Scholarships and Awards for more information

    Costs for housing and planned meal functions during the Symposium are covered by the MJSS. Transportation is the responsibility of the local school district. There is no registration fee to attend the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium. For more information, please e-mail to

    This year's 2016 MJSS will include three topic areas sponsored by the Army. One will be for the Best in Nanotechnology, for qualified papers from selected students whose research papers apply to this field. The next will be from selected papers that qualify for Best in Advanced Materials Science (Additive Manufacturing), for those students interested in research papers related to materials science. The third will be for Best in Robotics Technology, among the qualified papers from selected students across this field. The winners or 1st runner-ups selected from each topic area will receive a 'Tour of Duty' to meet with Army experts, respectively, who support Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials Science and Robotics.

    Read about our recent awardees selected from the MJSS, who were invited for a personal tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories.


    Dates to keep in mind:

    • Abstracts due: December 1, 2015
    • Research Papers due: January 5, 2016

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