For Immediate Release — March 15, 2019 | Pacific
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | 571-372-0604
ALEXANDRIA, VA — March 15, 2019 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific Region hosts the Regional Junior Science Humanities Symposium (JSHS) at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on Mar. 19 at 8 a.m.
There will be more than 20 military-connect students from all over the Pacific Region to include Mainland Japan, Okinawa, Guam, and South Korea will be participating in the symposium. 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.
“This academic event is an opportunity for students to earn scholarships for college and gain exposure to possible STEM careers,” said DeAngelo Galang, Far East Academic Programs Coordinator. “It is also a platform for them to compete against other students in the Pacific Region in preparation for possibly competing on the national stage.”
According to the JSHS website, the symposium 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.
This event is free and open to the public.
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The DoDEA Pacific Public Affairs Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts for the Pacific to include Guam, Japan, Okinawa, South Korea. The office is responsible for media relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.