• 53rd Monmouth Junior Science Symposium

    March 19 & 20, 2015
    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 19, 2015, 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 2015. Papers not selected for the above will be invited to participate in the MJSS General Poster Session (Anacon Hall, Monmouth University) March 19, 2015. 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, send e-mail to mjss@monmouth.edu.

    This year's 2015 MJSS will include two 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 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 and Advanced Materials Science.

    Read about one 2013 MJSS winner and his personal tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories.

    2014 MJSS participants included: John Fantell from Colonia High School and Vincent Chen from High Technology High School.

    Dates to keep in mind:

    • Abstracts due: December 1, 2014
    • Research Papers due: January 5, 2015

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