AJAS – a competition for Alabama students to win scholarships and qualify to go to the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.  The  JSHS  is sponsored by the tri-services in partnership with education outreach programs including summer internships and research experience opportunities (see below).

Local registration happens at the state level based on AMSTI-site territories.  Locals are informal and digital but select the top 60 students in Alabama to participate in state competition.
Sign up for  Local competitions in one of the following below regions.  Local participants will submit a recorded PowerPoint presentation and join a Zoom meeting in late January or Early February to qualify for State competition at Troy University in Montgomery on February 20th and 21st.  Click here for the registration process.  Or click here for local registration form.  Email questions to Dr. Mark T Jones, state director at jonesmt@troup.org

Click here for the Alabama Science trail and  research ideas and contacts

Online mentoring available through zoom.   Would you like access to a Gizmo platform to explore research ideas with online inquiry applications that have many variables to manipulate?  Email with gizmo in the subject to Dr. Mark T Jones (jonesmt@troup.org).

OTHER resources

Core rules of competition

State Judging rubric

DoD internships

Scholarships/  Applications


How does our competition allow you a science experience?
How can this experience influence you as a student? AJAS 1819 co-president explains how she has moved from experience to experience in science research.

National JSHS is administrated by

Sponsored by

and in partnership with

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