Academy of Applied Science
A Milestone in Education
by Doris Cousens, JSHS Director
The Event: The 40th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Anniversary
The Date: April 24- 28, 2002
The Place: San Diego, CA
This spring we'll celebrate the 40th anniversary of the JSHS with a very special five-day program in the beautiful city of San Diego hosted by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. Over 360 participants are expected to attend, including 235 outstanding high school students who qualify for attendance by submitting original scientific research papers in forty-eight regional symposia held at universities nationwide. Also attending are high school teachers, university faculty and ranking military guests.
Military, university, and industrial organizations representing the San Diego science and technology community are contributing to the planning of a significant event and volunteering to open their laboratories to the National delegates.
One of the highlights of this anniversary event will be a two-hour program featuring JSHS alumni
sharing their professional experiences and answering student questions. We are seeking JSHS alumni, particularly in the Southern California area, to participate in this panel scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2002. I have met so many JSHS alumni who have told me that participation in our program was a powerful catalyst in helping them determine their academic and career pursuits. The panel discussion will give alumni the opportunity to share real world experiences with today's high school students.
To participate in the panel, please contact me by February 28, 2002. Send an e-mail ([email protected]) with a brief proposal summarizing your presentation and include your information and professional experience.
In collaboration with Peter Alford, the Academy's Alumni Director, the Academy continues to develop and recruit a network of volunteers to help encourage and stimulate student achievement in science, technology, creative and innovative pursuits. We appreciate that the volunteer role demands a significant investment of time, but the rewards are substantial. The JSHS is a stellar event where high school students with a demonstrated interest in science meet and learn from practicing researchers.
Visit the National JSHS website, www.jshs.org, to learn about the regional symposium in your area, view the program for the 40th National Symposium and to learn about the Alumni program and how you can shape tomorrow by helping America's students today.