The 2018 Pacific Symposium for Science & Sustainability

January 13-14, 2018           Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel

The Pacific Symposium for Science and Sustainability (PS3) serves as a regional competition for students to advance to the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).  The JSHS is a national program funded by the United States Department of the Army, Navy, Air Force and sponsored by the Academy of Applied Science.  Five finalists will be selected to represent the Pacific Region in the National JSHS competition with an all-expense paid trip in Spring 2018. The top 3 PS3 finalists will also win scholarship awards: 1st Place - $2000; 2nd Place - $1500; 3rd Place - $1000.

Please read the 2018 PS3 Instructions and the 2018 PS3 Handbook for details about submitting your Abstracts/Papers and Preparing for your presentations. For more detailed information about the National JSHS competition, please visit the JSHS website.


Important Announcements for PS3 Participants

1. All presentations are ORAL PRESENTATIONS. No posters. If you have any questions about presentation format, please refer to the PS3 2018 handbook for details. In general, presentations should be no longer than 12 minutes, followed by 6 minutes of Q/A.

2. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick to PS3, you will need to upload your presentation to our computers upon registration. There will be no wifi in the ballroom. You are welcome to have your presentations on powerpoint, however, make sure your presentation is PC-compatible on the Windows 10 operating system. We recommend you also have your presentations saved as a PDF in the event there are issues with your powerpoint.

3. Please dress in professional attire for the duration of the Symposium.

4. Please bring your own laser pointer to present with, should you need one. Pointers will not be provided.

5. Please complete and sign the Health Clearance Form, Student Conduct Form, and Media Release Form. Bring these completed forms with you to registration. 


Announcing the 2018 PS3 Semi-Finalists!

Anne Nakamoto, Waiakea High School, Grade 12
Aslan Cook, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 11
Celeste Jongeneelen, Homeschool, Grade 12
David Huang, Iolani School, Grade 12
Ian Kam, Island Pacific Academy, Grade 9
Jake Uyechi, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 11
Karallyn Fitisone, South Pacific Academy, Grade 12
Mary Winnicki, Punahou School, Grade 10
Rachel Gorham, Kaiser High School, Grade 10
Samuel Cadotte, Kalaheo High School, Grade 11
Stephanie Yoshida, Punahou School, Grade 9
Terric Abella, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 12


Congratulations to our Hawaii students that competed at the 2017 National JSHS Competition!

Celeste Jongeneelen - 3rd Place, Oral Presentation in Physics & Astronomy ($4000 Scholarship)                                                                                       Erica Sawczynec - 3rd Place, Poster Presentation in Physics & Astronomy


Congratulations to all the 2016-17 student participants!

2016-17 FINALISTS
Celeste Jongeneelen, Homeschool, Grade 11 - 1st place
Felix Peng, Waiakea High School, Grade 12 - 2nd place
Moana Lily Pinner, Hilo High School, Grade 12- 3rd place
Erica Sawczynec, Kihei Charter Public High School, Grade 12 - 4th place
Roshani Jha, Roosevelt High School, Grade 12 - 5th place
Bradon Miyake, Waiakea High School, Grade 12 - Alternate

2016-17 HONORABLE MENTIONS                                                                                            BEST LIBRARY PAPER
Pualani Tupper, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 12                                                    Laney Flanagan, Maui High School, Grade 11
Lester Iwata, Waiakea High School, Grade 12
Cedar Wilson, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 12                                                      JSHS PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR NOMINEE
Aslan Cook, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 10                                                         Ashley Parker, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Grade 11
Luke Jones, Kihei Charter Public High School, Grade 12


Photos from previous years...