WEST LONG BRANCH – On March 29 and 30, Monmouth University will host the 50th Annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium (MJSS). The two-day symposium includes presentations of ten student research papers and two guest speakers. The Monmouth Junior Science Symposium is co-sponsored by Monmouth University, U.S. Army Communications – Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Naval Weapons Station Earle, Picatinny Arsenal, and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
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.
This year’s guest speakers are Ryan A. Johnson of CALTX Bioprocess Technology, LLC and Pennsylvania State University, whose talk is titled Algae Biofuel: Revolutionizing the Cultivation Platform for the Growth of Algae Thursday, March 29 at 11:45 a.m. and Professor Robert Ferguson of Brookdale Community College, who will speak about Real Life Crime Scene Investigation vs. TV’s CSI on Friday, March 30 at 11:35 a.m.
The Monmouth Junior Science Symposium (MJSS) is one of 48 regional symposia held nationwide and coordinated by the Junior Science & Humanities Symposia (JSHS) division of the Academy of Applied Science, NJ. MJSS is funded by Monmouth University, the United States Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The MJSS audience will be comprised of approximately 350 academically talented and scientifically inclined high school students and dedicated high school science teachers representing schools from central and southern New Jersey.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a highly accomplished national program that sets a standard for academic excellence. It connects researchers and educators located in university settings, government laboratories and private research centers with talented and motivated high school students and their teachers. Every year, more than 10,000 students participate in the 48 regional symposiums held on university campuses across the country including Alaska, and the Department of Defense schools in Europe and the Pacific. Participating in the JSHS program offers students and their teachers many benefits.
Over $340,000 in scholarships and cash awards are presented to regional and national winners each year making the program an attractive opportunity for motivated students who want to pursue higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The top five MJSS student paper presenters will travel to Bethesda, Maryland (May 2 to May 4, 2012) to participate in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (www.jshs.org).