Showcasing UF and Florida’s future scientists

Published: January 15th, 2010

Category: InsideUF, Voices Column

Each year since 1963, Florida science teachers and several hundred high school students have traveled to UF’s campus for a prestigious event known as the “Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium” (JSEHS). This unique three-day program is designed to foster and encourage student interest in science and mathematics. This year, JSEHS will take place Jan. 24-26.

The program includes visits to laboratories of more than 50 researchers, a speaker competition for the top 25 senior-level high school researchers in Florida, and an opportunity for ninth- and 10th-grade students to give presentations about their research. Students are invited to bring posters to display throughout the symposium.

Another component of JSEHS is UF faculty lectures. This year’s speakers include Dr. Lyle Moldawer, vice chair of research, Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science, and Charles Telesco, professor, department of astronomy.

JSEHS is hosted by UF’s Center for Precollegiate Education and Training, the U.S. Armed Services and the Academy of Applied Science. For more information, please visit www.cpet.ufl.edu/JSEHS or call 352-392-2310.

Mary jo Koroly
Director, Center for Precollegiate
Education and Training

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