TJ Student Research Conference
Conference for High School ResearchStudent Project Registration Form Mentor Registration Form General Member Registration Form
Student Project Registration Form: This is for high school students interested in presenting their research at the conference.
Each presenting team will be required to bring a poster presentation to the conference.
Mentor Registration Form: This is for Professors/PhDs/Post-Docs affiliated with an institution who are interested in providing a keynote and/or viewing student research presentations.
General Member Registration Form: This is for middle and high schoolers who are not presenting their own projects but are interested in listening to keynotes by experts in industry and viewing student research projects.
TJ Student Research Conference (TJSRC) is a conference for high school students to present their research to thier peers and to expert professors. It is an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the machine learning and computer science research. The conference is open to people of all ages, but only high-school students can present. Thank you to Steamship for sponsoring our event and awards!
Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch will be provided
Click Schedulehere to access the full schedule.
Thomas Jefferson High School
6560 Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312
Please enter through the left side entrance (Door #4).
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Professional researchers from GMU, Georgetown, NRL, JHU, UMD, and more will peruse student research and offer advice, critiques, questions, as well as possible internships.
Call for Mentors & Students
All projects are required to present a poster at the conference. You must follow these rules:
- The poster should be no taller than 36 inches and no wider than 48 inches. We suggest using a trifold, but a flat board is acceptable as long as you bring your own stand.
- Posters should give concise descriptions of your research with mainly figures/visuals rather than text. Keep text to a minimum. All figures must be cited if they are not your own.
- Your poster should be visible from four feet away, so be sure to use large fonts (suggested: 72px for title, 48px for headings, 24px for all body text, and 18px for figure captions).
- The only required information on the poster is your project title, your name, and school name.
- No hazardous materials are allowed. No specimens, no apparatus, and no chemical reagents are to be used during the presentation. Safe display materials such as a computer, smartphone, or 3D model are permitted in front of your board as long as they fit in the space allotted.
- The poster should be balanced and organized in a logical, sequential order. Suggested information to have on your information (in some form) is as follows: Introduction, Purpose/Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusions, References.
Example posters can be seen here. An example template can be seen here. Note: if you would like us to print your poster, you will have to send the file roughhly two weeks earlier and pay a small fee ($5). Otherwise, printing of the poster will need to be done independently (usually at either a school or local print store such as Staples or FedEx).
The mentors will choose multiple awards along with cash prizes for all:
- 2 Best Posters - $200 each
- Most Innovative Idea - $100
- Most Impactful Project - $100
Frequently Asked Questions
- If you are student looking to present research, you can click the Student Project Registration Form button at the top of the page. If you’re a professional researcher, teacher, or mentor, you can register through the Mentor Registration form, also at the top of the page. If you are just interested in viewing student projects, there’s no need to register!
- The deadline for submitting your abstracts will be Friday April 14 at 11:59 PM.
- More information will become available closer to the date of the conference.
- No, any project that incorporates computation is welcome. In fact, we are looking for a wide and diverse range of projects, and we'll have mentors from a variety of fields looking for students applying computation to their field of study!
Nope! The conference is free for all presenters and viewers to attend.
We do, however, offer a printing service which can print your poster onto a trifold for $5
- Your research project may have multiple contributors and authors, but we ask that only up to three of the authors present the project. Other contributors are still welcome to attend the conference and view other projects and network!
- There will not be a thorough peer review process, but there will be a general screening for originality and good research practices.
- Your research should be presented on a standard 36”x48” trifold. We also offer a printing service to print and paste your poster onto a standard trifold for $5.
- Your presentations will be evaluated by professionals across several fields of research, who may be offering internship/research opportunities, so dress professionally. This means slacks, or a skirt with a button-up shirt or blouse, a suit or blazer, and dress shoes.
- If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org