The symposium at UGA was designed to challenge and engage students (Grades 9-12) in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Individual students competed for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Participants also participated in hands-on workshops, panel discussions, career exploration, research lab visits and networking during the symposium.
JSHS is a collaborative effort with the research arm of the Department of Defense and administered in cooperation with nationwide colleges and universities. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers -- conducting STEM research on behalf of or directly for the Department of Defense, the Federal research laboratories, or for the greater good in advancing the nation's scientific and technological progress.
Wright is an honors student with a 4.0 GPA. He has been accepted into the Honors Program at the University of Georgia and plans to pursue a medical degree and career.