Cambridge Sophomore, Emily Tianshi, places 1st at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

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Cambridge Sophomore, Emily Tianshi, traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico this past week to compete in the 57th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).  The JSHS program is sponsored by the US Army, Navy, and Air Force to promote original research and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at a high school level. They also recognize the significance of research in human affairs and the importance of humane and ethical principles in the application of research results.

After getting 1st place at the regional competition in Irvine, CA, and winning a $2,000 scholarship, Emily was invited to present among 230 other qualifiers at the National Symposium and compete for additional scholarship prizes.  Emily presented her research and responded to questions in front of a forum of STEM professionals representing the Department of Defense, Federal research laboratories, and academia in the STEM fields.  Emily won 1st place in the Environmental Science category and was awarded a $12,000 scholarship.

This has not been Emily’s first experience competing on the National Stage either. She won the 2nd largest grant price at the Broadcom MASTERS national finalist competition in 2017. She has also competed on an International level as the co-captain of the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team. They competed at the World Robotics Championship in Houston two weeks ago after winning the San Diego Regional Championship in March. Emily attributes her ability to think critically when researching as well as being able to summarize and articulate her findings with professionals to the classical education she received at The Cambridge School.

The Cambridge School is a classical Christian school in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego. Established in 2006, it serves Junior Kindergarten through 12th-grade students. To learn more about The Cambridge School and its mission to prepare the next generation to think well, love rightly, and live wisely, please visit