Press Release, The Patuxent Partnership

Regional STEM competition offers $4,500 in academic scholarships

Lexington Park, MD (December 21, 2018) – STEM high school students are invited to participate in the 2019 Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) on Saturday, March 30, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

The Patuxent Partnership, a non-profit organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia is managing the regional JSHS program in collaboration with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Participating students will submit a research paper on their topic of interest. A review panel will invite select students to present at the Maryland JSHS Symposium on March 30, where students will compete to present at the national symposium.

Abstracts are due January 14. Full research papers must be submitted by February 11.

Students who are selected to make presentations at the Maryland JSHS have an opportunity to win undergraduate, tuition-based scholarships and cash awards from $200 to $2,000. The JSHS will distribute $4,500 in academic scholarships to the top three regional finalists.

Interested students can find application details and register for the Maryland JSHS event online at

Sponsored jointly by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, the JSHS program promotes original STEM research and experimentation at the high school level by fostering creativity and academic achievement.

JSHS regional and national symposia are held during the academic year and reach more than 8,000 high school students and teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Schools of Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information on the national JSHS program, visit

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