Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium

The Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium is a two-day, expense-paid program for high school students and teachers, hosted by UW-Madison faculty and staff. Participants have the opportunity to visit with researchers and scientists, observe the use of sophisticated equipment, and participate in hands-on science activities. Some of the students make oral presentations of research they carried out to compete for scholarships and an opportunity to compete at the national level. UW faculty and staff scientists judge the competition. The program is sponsored by the US Military Services.


The objectives of the symposium are to promote research and experimentation in the sciences, mathematics and engineering at the high school level, to recognize the significance of research in human affairs, and the importance of humane and ethical principles in the applications of research results. Furthermore, the symposium hopes to search out talented youth and their teachers, recognize their accomplishments at symposia and encourage their continued interest and participation in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Focus Areas

  • Education


  • Dane




  • U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force


Evelyn Malkus, Administrator Program Specialist

Department or Other Unit

Space Science and Engineering Center

School or College

Graduate School

Project last updated on 4/15/2009