November 24, 2008

High schoolers can enter research competition

by Ashley McRaven

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering high school students the opportunity to be publicly recognized for their outstanding achievement in research and experimentation in engineering, mathematics and the sciences at the 2009 Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

The symposium is set for March 22-24, 2009, at SIUC. The submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 1.

Students in grades nine-12 who have conducted original research in engineering, mathematics or the sciences may submit a written report of their research investigation. If selected, they’ll present their results at the 2009 symposium and have a chance to earn up to $18,000 in scholarship monies. A team of University faculty will judge the written reports and the oral presentations.

Nomination and consent forms, registration fees and student biographies must be postmarked or faxed no later than Monday, Dec. 1, to SIUC’s Division of Continuing Education. A $10, non-refundable, non-transferable student registration fee is required for each student nominee to attend the Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

For registration information and more details, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or look online at