The 2019 Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) at Arkansas Tech University will feature a keynote address by Meghana Bollimpalli, an alumna of the JSHS program and the winner of the 2018 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.
Bollimpalli (photographed) will speak at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. The 53rd annual symposium will continue through Saturday, March 9.
A student at Little Rock Central High School, Bollimpalli has presented and discussed her research at universities as well as national and international science conferences.
Much of her recent research has focused on renewable energy sources. Forbes has named Bollimpalli one of its 2019 "30 Under 30 In Energy."
The annual Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium highlights original research and experimentation by high school students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
There will be JSHS student poster presentations in Witherspoon Hall room 126 from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and oral research presentations in the Doc Bryan Lecture Hall from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 9.
Like the keynote address, the poster presentations and oral research presentations are open to members of the ATU community.
The Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium has been held on the Arkansas Tech campus since 1967. Dr. Jessica P. Young, assistant professor of physics at Arkansas Tech, serves as director for the Arkansas JSHS.