skip to main content
Search
Search Button

JSJSS Mission

The primary goal of the Jersey Shore Junior Science Symposium (JSJSS) is to promote research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level, and to publicly recognize students for outstanding achievement. The two-day event includes presentations from New Jersey high school students on their individual science research projects. Schools are welcome to register and attend as observers.

The Army Education Outreach Program’s (AEOP) Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is jointly sponsored by the Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation. The Department of Defense generously provides funding for the National symposium and JSHS scholarships.

AEOP

(Army Education Outreach Program)

Students, please complete the Regional Youth Survey

All other participants, please complete the Regional Adult Participant Survey

Oral Presentation Winners

First Place

Ryan Park, Millburn High School

Dr. Susan Arrigoni, Mentor

Watch Ryan Park’s presentation.

First Place: J.S.J.S.S. winner, Ryan Park, Millburn High School

Second Place

SangHoon Jung, Bergen County Academies

Donna Leonardi, Mentor

Watch SangHoon Jung’s presentation.

Second Place: winner SangHoon Jung, Bergen County Academies

Third Place

Amelia Curia, Colonia High School,

James Danch, Mentor

Third Place J.S.J.S.S. winner Amelia Curia, Colonia High School

Fourth Place

Harnoor Sachar, Bergen County Academies

Donna Leonardi, Mentor

Watch Harnoor Sachar’s presentation.

Fourth Place winner Harnoor Sachar, Bergen County Academies

Fifth Place

Lana Van Note, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

John Wnek, Mentor

Watch Lana Van Note’s presentation.

Fifth Place J.S.J.S.S. winner Lana Van Note, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

Poster Presentation Winners

First Place

Vivek Rajani, Bergen County Academies

Donna Leonardi, Mentor

First Place: winner Vivek Rajani, Bergen County Academies

Second Place

Cassandra Vongrej, Marine Academy for Technology and Environmental Sciences

John Wnek, Mentor

Second Place winner Cassandra Vongrej, Marine Academy for Technology and Environmental Sciences

Third Place

Rishi Kumar, Bergen County Academies

Donna Leonardi, Mentor

Third Place: winner Rishi Kumar, Bergen County Academies, Mentor: Donna Leonardi

2021 Symposium

View the 2021 JSJSS Program (PDF) to learn more about the program and our partners.

2020 JSHS First Place Winner – Ryan Park

Ryan Park with Jersey Shore Junior Science Symposium awards

Congratulations to Ryan Park from Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ for winning first place at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2020 National Competition. Ryan placed first for his Oral Presentation in Mathematica and Computer Science category winning a $12,000.00 Scholarship.

Ryan’s project was “X-net: A Deep Convolutional Neural Model for X-ray Threat Detection” wherein he used calculus gradients and linear algebra to develop deep lateral stacks and parallel networks to create “X-Net.” His invention was conceptualized by incorporating the AI algorithm and machine learning to enhance the screening of passenger luggage at security checkpoints in airports.

His results demonstrate how incredibly more effective X-Net is, 328% more accurate and 91 times faster, compared to a TSA agent. And his work is not limited to airport security. This algorithm is applicable to self-driving cars, facial recognition and medical diagnostics.

Please join us in congratulating Ryan on his success. He exemplifies the extraordinary talent of our many participants this year.

Teacher Interview

Teacher Interview

Career Interview

Student Interview

Text Link