The 6th Annual Jersey Shore Junior Science Symposium

May 9th, 2022

The 6th Jersey Shore Junior Science Symposium (JSJSS) hosted by Ocean County College in Toms River was again held virtually on March 25, 2022. The symposium included presentations of 10 student research papers, 6 posters and a guest speaker. The primary goal of the 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 event includes presentations from New Jersey high school students on their individual science research projects.

The NJSGC provides awards to the students with the Top Environmental Paper and Top Environmental Poster. At the 2021 Symposium, NJSGC presented a $300 award for the Top Environmental Paper to Saachi Kuthari from Millburn High School, Millburn, for her paper on Inactivation of MS2 Bacteriophage for Water Disinfection via Microwave Radiation and $200 awarded to Eric Wang from Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ for his paper on Effects of Various Soil Microbiomes on Native and Invasive Plants. 

As a member of the Executive Committee, the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium proudly serves many JSJSS activities such as recruiting members to be Technical Paper Reviewers, Student Mentors, and Symposium Judge for Presentations and Poster Session. NJSGC’s Diana Burich and Jody Sackett served as volunteers. Special thanks to the Delaware Estuary Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Rutgers University, Kean University, Monmouth University, Georgian Court University, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The College of New Jersey, George Mason University, Save Barnegat Bay for also reviewing papers