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Nicole Rebusi '09: National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Finalist

Wednesday, May 13, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Graziano
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PREP SENIOR NICOLE REBUSI '09 IS A FINALIST IN THE NATIONAL JUNIOR SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES SYMPOSIA (JSHS) PROGRAM

Each year over 12,000 talented high school students and their teachers participate in JSHS at each of forty-eight regional symposia held on university campuses nationwide.  They present the results of their scientific, engineering, or mathematics research. Progressing from the regional symposia, 240 student delegates advance to the National JSHS and may compete for significant military-sponsored scholarships and other awards.  St. Francis Prep is proud to announce that Nicole Rebusi '09, a senior, is among the rare few who will advance to the National JSHS.


 Nicole Rebusi '09 with Mary Ann Spicijaric-Hetzel '84,
  St. Francis Prep's Science Department Chairperson 

The JSHS Mission

The primary aims of JSHS are to promote original research and experimentation in the  sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. By involving talented students and their teachers in affiliated symposia, and by recognizing students’ research endeavors through scholarships and other awards, JSHS aims to encourage continued interest and participation in the sciences and ultimately to widen the pool of trained scientific and engineering talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.

Criteria for Selection
Generally, students who present their research at regional and national symposia must demonstrate through the oral presentation and written report...their original, creative, and innovative contributions to a research problem; an understanding of the scientific and/or technological principles underlying the research problem; appropriate research design, procedures, reproducibility of experimentation; interpretation of data and conclusions.