Watson Chronicle


Programs for P-12 Students

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Held at WCE

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Fifty-two students from across the state participated in the North Carolina Junior Science & Humanities Symposium held at the Watson College of Education on March 20.

JSHS is a competition for high school students, sponsored by the research offices of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, and administered in cooperation with nationwide colleges and universities. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers, conducting STEM research on behalf of, or directly for the Department of Defense, the federal research laboratories, or for the greater good in advancing the nation’s scientific and technological progress.

“The event brings together some of the top students in the state for a rigorous competition,” said Christopher Gordon, interim director of CESTEM at the Watson College. He described JSHS as “the Science and Engineering Fair on steroids.”

Participating schools were: Avery County High School, Cato Middle College High School, Concord IB High School, East Mecklenburg High School, Hillside High School, Jesse O. Sanderson High School, Mallard Creek High School, Millbrook High School, Myers Park High School, NC School of Science and Mathematics, Orange High School, Panther Creek High School, Providence High School, St. David’s School, Stuart W. Cramer High School, The Early College at Guilford and William G. Enloe High School.

More than 30 faculty members from two universities and volunteers from local businesses and schools served as judges.

The symposium was coordinated by CESTEM in partnership with the Center for STEM Education at UNC Charlotte. This is the first time the event has been held at the Watson College.