Many of Arkansas’ brightest high school students will visit Arkansas Tech University for the 2012 Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on March 9-10. The annual meeting highlights original research and experimentation by high school students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Support from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, from Arkansas Tech University and from the local business community provides scholarship and prize money for the attendees. “Our current goals for the symposium are to remain committed to excellence in research at the high school level as well as to expand the symposium to provide more Arkansas students with the opportunity to present their work,” said Dr. Ronald J. Tackett, assistant professor of physics at Arkansas Tech and director of the Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium since 2011. “We provide students with the opportunity to gain self-confidence through the experience of conducting an independent research investigation and by networking among other participants with similar interests.” The Arkansas Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium was founded in 1957. It has been held on the Arkansas Tech campus since 1967. Dr. Linda Kondrick, associate professor of physical science at Arkansas Tech, oversaw the program from 2004-2011. For more information about the 2012 Arkansas Regional JSHS meeting, send e-mail to email@example.com.]]>