Last year's JSEHS first place winners show off their plaques. From left, Lydia Harvengt, Wentzville High School; Camdenton High School students Kevin Bird, Kara O’Connor and Bailee Slack; Elise Viox, Cor Jesu Academy; and Kishan Patel, Camdenton High School.

Applications are now being accepted from high school students and science teachers for the 39th annual Missouri Regional Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium to be held March 15-17 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Approximately 250 high school students and teachers will attend the three-day event. Students will compete for $150,000 in scholarships, awards and prizes, as well as the opportunity to attend the National JSEHS Symposium in Colorado Spring, Colo. in April.

The symposium will feature student presentations of their original research, industrial field trips to area research facilities, and lectures and discussions by well-known scientists.

The grant for the symposium was awarded through the Academy of Applied Science and is sponsored by UMSL, Academy of Science of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Education, Monsanto Company, U.S. Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Contact Nancy Diley at 314-516-6226 or for more information, or visit Applications should be submitted by Dec. 1.

Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter

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