• Join us Virtually!

    2021 NCSSS Student Research Conference

  • June 10, 2021

    The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts is proud to host the 2021 Virtual NCSSS Student Research Conference. The annual conference provides high school students an opportunity to meet virtually and share with peers from across the country through participation in a research poster symposium, group activities, and keynote speakers.


    Students and chaperones will also have the opportunity to participate in a virtual College Fair with partnering NCSSS institutions.

  • About The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

    The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, a campus of the University of Arkansas System, is a public residential high school serving academically and artistically motivated students of all backgrounds from throughout the state. ASMSA’s community of learning exemplifies excellence across disciplines while serving as a statewide center of academic equity and opportunity that ignites the full potential of Arkansas’ students and educators.


    Learn more at asmsa.org or connect with the school via social media @ARMathSciArts.

  • Registration


    Schools are able to request up to 8 students and 4 chaperones. Additional students and chaperones may be requested and will be placed on a waiting list. Students presenting at the Research Symposium will receive priority if space is limited.


    Chaperones are responsible for assisting students in preparing materials for the event, submitting documents in a timely manner, and attending the virtual event. A minimum of 1 chaperone must attend for every 4 students.


    Thanks to the virtual nature of this year’s event as well as the support of ASMSA partners, there will be no registration fee for this year’s event.


    The deadline to register for the Student Research Conference for 2021 has passed.


    College fair representatives may register using the button below.

  • Research Symposium

    Symposium Details

    Once registered, students participating in the Research Symposium will be sent and must complete the online Research Symposium Participation Form, which includes preparing a 250-word abstract of their research as well as submission of a digital version of their presentation poster. All participation forms for students attending from one school will be confirmed with a designated representative from that school.


    Submissions are due May 15, 2021. Please review the Research Symposium Guidelines listed below before submitting the form.


    While not designed to be a competition, STEM professionals will engage each student in discussion of their research during the Research Symposium. All students must prepare a poster with a 3-5-minute verbal presentation for their poster.


    Symposium Guidelines

    ● Research Symposium Participation Form submission including 250-word abstract and submission of the poster PDF by May 15, 2021.
    ● Preparation of 3-5-minute verbal presentation for their digital poster.
    ● The poster should display the following: Title, Name, School, Abstract, Introduction, Hypothesis, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion with proposed future research, References and Acknowledgements.

  • Schedule

    *Specific times are tentative and subject to change; all times listed are Central time

    Thursday, June 10

    12:30 p.m. -- Virtual Check-In Begins

    1 p.m. -- Welcome and Opening Remarks

    1:30-3:30 p.m. -- Research Symposium

    3:30 p.m. -- Keynote

    4:30 p.m. -- Conclusion

    5 p.m. -- Virtual College Fair


    About the College Fair:

    Representatives of NCSSS affiliated colleges have been invited to attend the NCSSS Student Research Conference and will be hosting rooms to discuss with students at the end of the conference.

  • Connect With Us

    Contact Corey Alderdice
    at alderdicec@asmsa.org
    or 501-622-5115
    with any questions.