JSHS is designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Opportunities for hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking are planned. Students will develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits, such as acquiring scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge to identify issues, acquire new knowledge, and apply the new knowledge to real world STEM-related issues. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists, computer scientists, researchers, mathematicians 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, mathematical, research, engineering, and technological progress. For a comprehensive list of academic disciplines one may conduct a study in for a JSHS project, please read the National Student Guidelines. For more information on on JSHS visit www.JSHS.org.