UMaine hosting junior science, humanities symposium Feb. 29

The University of Maine will host the 2024 New England Northern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Wells Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Forty-three high school students from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will present at the symposium where an audience of nearly 80 people are expected.

Registration is open from 10:30–11:30 a.m. for all participants to gather the symposium packet and set up their visual aids. After lunch ends at noon, each team will have 20 minutes to orally present to the judges before posters are judged. Dinner and award announcements will follow from 5–6 p.m. First, second and third place will win scholarship awards totaling $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 for oral presentation. Fourth and fifth place finishes for oral presentation, as well as first and second place for poster presentation, will each win $100.

This symposium feeds into the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held in New Mexico in May.

The U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and Space Force sponsor the event, as well as the Maine College of Engineering and Computing.