50th Anniversary of the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be held May 2-6

National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be held May 2-6, 2012

The 50th anniversary of the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium will be held May 2â€"6. The U.S. Army will be the lead organization and host the symposium this year in Bethesda, MD at the Bethesda North Marriot. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office is planning a Research and Technology Showcase for May 3. Representing USAMRMC at this event will be the Walter Reed Army Institute Research and the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

WRAIR will hold a fun electrophysiology workshop that allows students to measure the electrical signals that connect sensory organs with the brain. Participants can implant probes into cockroaches and crickets in order to measure signals in response to various stimuli. They can also see how insects respond when stimulated with varying electric currents. The NMHM will describe the museums’ anatomical collections and the research in human development and neuro-anatomy supported by the collections. Additionally, USAMRMC will provide judges for the student research projects.

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is a Tri-service program that encourages high school students to conduct original research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Through JSHS, over 10,000 talented youth annually compete in forty-eight regional symposia covering the US, Puerto Rico, and DoD Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific to receive recognition, incentives, and scholarships for their research achievements.

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Last Modified Date: 16-Apr-2012