2nd Annual Student Research Exhibition

The 2nd Annual Student Research Exhibition was held in conjunction with the GLOBE 17th Annual Meeting from 12-16 August 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.A. to highlight recent GLOBE student research.  Each GLOBE Country Coordinator was given the opportunity to nominate three projects for participation and each U.S. Partner was given the opportunity to nominate one project for participation.  A poster session was held on 12 August where student researchers were available to answer questions regarding their research projects.  

Summary of Participation

Submissions

Winning entries


Summary of participation

Region Country State (if applicable) No. of Submittals
TOTAL     32
Africa Madagascar   2
  Nigeria   1
Asia and Pacific Thailand   6
Europe and Eurasia Croatia   2
  Norway   1
Latin America and Caribbean Argentina   1*
  Peru   1*
  Uruguay   1*
Near East and North Africa Saudi Arabia   3
North America United States Alaska 1
    Georgia 1
    Ohio 4
    Michigan 2
    Pennsylvania 1
    Texas 3
    West Virginia 4
       

*The three countries from Latin America and Caribbean Region worked on a collaborative project, and therefore their project counted only once in the total project count.


Submissions included:

SR1: Virtual

Region:Africa

Country: Madagascar

School(s): Lycee Rabemananjara Toamasina Madagascar

Teacher(s): Doris Rabenandrasana-Tora Adonis Ricardo

Student(s):

Title: The Passing of a Possible Climate Change on the Lapse of Plants as "Terminalia catappa" and "Terminalia Mantaly"

Abstract: Is there climate change on our study site, and has climate change made an impact on plants, resulting in the disruption of their growing cycle.

SR2: Virtual

Region:Africa

Country: Madagascar

School(s): Lycee Rabemananjara Toamasina Madagascar

Teacher(s): Doris Rabenandrasana-Tora Adonis Ricardo

Student(s):

Title: The impact of temperature change on larval mosquito outbreaks

Abstract: Considering the fact that malaria is every year in our region we chose two sites of malaria in order to observe the proliferation of mosquito larvae and the factors that determine our school in order to neutralize them to protect students who work on the edge this area and participate at the same time the national fight against malaria.

SR6: Virtual

Region: Europe and Eurasia

Country: Norway

School(s): Åmot skule

Teacher(s): Ivica Gelemanovic, Ivan Ilisevic

Student(s): Klamentina Olic, Gabrijela Marjanovic, Marija Tankosic, Leia Smiljanić, Lea Basić, Katarina Kolaković

Title: The relationship between tree growth and altitude

Abstract: Does altitude influence tree growth? Are there other growth conditions that affect tree growth?

SR7: Virtual

Region: Latin America and Caribbean

Country: Argentina, Peru, Uruguay

School(s):

Argentina: Grupo Educativo Marín - Col. Carmen Arriola de Marín and Fundación Cruzada Patagónica - Centro de Educación Integral (CEI) "San Ignacio"

Peru: Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Uruguay: Club de Ciencias Bénticos

Teacher(s):

Argentina: Ana Prieto, María Eugenia Bertossi and María Inés Amato

Peru: Claudia Caro Vera

Uruguay: Patricia Píriz

Student(s):

Argentina: Matías Casares, María Agustina Girona Acevedo, Agustín Grunauer, María Lohlé, Joaquín Mirabelli, María Eugenia Negri, Nicolás Amaranto Manqui, Martina Joubert, Carlos Llaytuqueo, Deborah Melo, Joaquín Porma, Rocío Porma Favre, Marilina Porma Favre, Gabriel Riffo, Diego Valeria, Jeremías Porma Favre, Lucrecia Colligual, Javier Riffo, Luis Prieto, Jeremías Hermosilla, Cristian Flores

Peru: Renzo Samaniego, Luis Andrés Rodríguez, Dante Castro, José Carlos Rivas, Rogelio Campos, Gustavo De la Cruz, Jonathan Paredes, Aldo Alessi, Jean Franco Tineo, Raquel Mori  y Juan Diego Calvo –Pérez

Uruguay: Alumni Melisa Cristóbal, Claudio Lacuesta

Title: Developing Awareness About Impacts on Land Cover Produced by ENSO Phenomena and Human Activities

Abstract: This research seeks to strengthen the collaborative work between Argentina, Peru and Uruguay to analyse and understand the effects of the El Niño and La Niña events, and human activities on land covering different biomes of meadows and forests of Peru, Argentina and Uruguay.

SR8: Virtual

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): East Coweta Middle School

Teacher(s): Tammy Hyder

Student(s): Makayla Graham, Christina Whetstone, and Abby Lackey

Title: Climate Change and Asthma

Abstract: How are climate change and asthma related?

SR9:

Region: Near East and North Africa

Country: Saudi Arabia

School(s): The 61st Secondary Girls School at Jeddah

Teacher(s): Hussa  Al-Saheel, Manal Madani

Student(s): Salha At. AL-Semery

Title: Sea surface temperature at the Red Sea Jeddah's Coast

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to clarify the impact of sea surface temperature in the Red Sea coast on other variables (density, salinity, pH) and its impact on water living organisms and the measurements were taken from 12 November 2012 to 18 March 2013.

SR10:

Region: Near East and North Africa

Country: Saudi Arabia

School(s): Shahda Intermediate and Secondary School at Sabya

Teacher(s): Mohammed Ahmed Mubajir, Mansoor Ibrahim Khawaji

Student(s): Anas al hussien Al-Nimi, Ahmed Nasir Sarhani, Najeeb Mohammed Sarhani

Title: Desertification and its effect on the plant cover in the western coast for Shahda village in the kingdom

Abstract: This research aims to study the phenomenon of the lack of vegetation in this region, especially the Coastal and desert environment.

SR11:

Region: Near East and North Africa

Country: Saudi Arabia

School(s): Somayah Bint Khayat Secondary Girls School at Al-Bahah

Teacher(s): Kheera Ali al-Zahrani, Rahma Abdullah Al-Zahrani

Student(s): Afnan Hassan Al-Zahrani, Haneen Saeed Al-Zahrani

Title: A study on the effect of water temperature on the solubility of oxygen in GAHAB spring Al-Baha area

Abstract: This study examines the effect of temperature on the solubility of oxygen in water.

SR12:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Don Chan Wittaya School

Teacher(s): Mr. Chumpon Chareesaen

Student(s): Miss Charuwan Srikhatkao and Mr. Sitinon Thepbumrung

Title: A Study of Planting Green Beans for nourishing Rubber Trees during the first year

SR13:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Princess Chulabhorn's College

Teacher(s): Mrs. Patchara Pongmanawut

Student(s): Miss Manisa Kaewsen and Miss Kornkanok Suwanpakpreak

Title: Weather affecting *Aedes* mosquitos in rubber plantation of high and low Dengue transmission risk areas in Trang, Thailand.

Abstract: This study aims at examining factors affecting Aedes mosquito larval densities between high and low dengue risk areas.

SR14:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Praphamontree II School

Teacher(s): Mrs. Betty Jane C. Lerin, M.Sc. and Mrs. Karakate Chankasem

Student(s): Miss Papavadee Vallikul and Miss Jamrell Buynay

Title: The Relationship of Climatic Factors, Soil Characteristics and Density of Fiddler Crabs (*Uca *spp*.*) in Selected Mangrove Ecosystems at Bang Pu, Samutprakarn, Thailand

SR15:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Paphayompitthayakom School

Teacher(s): Mrs. Paninee Voranetivudti

Student(s): Miss Arisa Intrasungkha and Miss Sasiwimon Thongkaeo

Title: Weather affecting amounts of latex production and percent dry rubber content of rubber trees *(Hevea brasiliensis *Müll. Arg. var. RRIM 600) in Phatthalung, Thailand

SR16:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Satit Municipal School

Teacher(s): Mrs. Kiangdeun Khotchasarn

Student(s): Mr. Manop Vajasit, Mr. Borinrak Jomchai and Mr. Panupasu Panpech

Title: Measured concentration of nitrate in water from the bulb of Wetland plant Nepenthes Bung Khong Long, Thailand

Abstract: This research aims to investigate the quality of water such as temperature, salinity, pH, turbidity, and DO that affect the amount of krill appeared in the 3 study-sites as a follow-up research in 2011-2012.

SR17:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Bung Khong Long Wittayakom School

Teacher(s): Mrs. Suttirat Srisongkram

Student(s): Mr. Kittisak Kottarin, Mr. Aitsaraphap Ouammak

Title: Measured concentration of nitrate in water from the bulb of Wetland plant Nepenthes Bung Khong Long, Thailand

SR18:

Region: Europe and Eurasia

Country: Croatia

School(s): Skola za medicinske sestre Vrapce

Teacher(s): Ira Beck, Marinela Labas

Student(s): Filip Matijašec

Title: Tree rings - are they talking about people?

Abstract: We investigated the tree rings of Pinus nigra specimens, tried to establishe if there are any significant changes written in the samples that we took, was their usual growth perhapse interrupted in some period.

SR19:

Region: Europe and Eurasia

Country: Croatia

School(s): Medicinska skola u Rijeci

Teacher(s): Tatjana Holjevic

Student(s): Megi Pavletić, Pegi Pavletić, Dina Bolkovac

Title: Water quality and revitalization potential of Mrtvi Kanal Channel

SR20:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Bowling Green State University

Teacher(s): Dr. Jodi Haney

Student(s): Nicole Winhover, Nichole Szymanski, Nicholas Buhrow

Title:  Land Cover as an Indicator of Climate Change in the Bowling Green State University Area

Abstract: We set out to investigate three research questions: 1) What covers the land surrounding the BGSU Campus?, 2) How has the BGSU land cover changed over time?, and 3) Is the iPhone as accurate as two other GLOBE certified GPS devices?

SR21:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): East Fairmont Junior High School

Teacher(s): Barb Pill

Student(s): Elizabeth "Libby" Hayhurst, Aidan Snodgrass, Claiborne Kunce

Title: The Effect of Albedo on Urban Climate Changes

Abstract: The purpose of the GLOBE project is to measure the surface temperature of different surfaces.

SR22:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Sodt School

Teacher(s): Connie Atkisson

Student(s): Gavin Atkisson

Title: City Critters versus Country Critters: Who has the healthiest home? 

Abstract: After noticing the farm animals standing in the country rivers near my home, taking drinks and using the restroom in the water, I wondered if the country rivers would still be healthier than the city rivers with all their urban pollution the media talks about. This project attempts to determine if the water quality is healthy enough to support benthic life in both urban and rural settings.

SR23:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Roswell-Kent Middle School

Teacher(s): Mr. Steven Frantz

Student(s): Justin Rumel

Title: Snipe (Gallinago gallinago delicata), Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), and American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) as Indicator Species on Climate Change Based on Migration

Abstract: The motivation for this project was a study on climate change. The whole point of doing this project was to use the selected birds as a reference to climate change to see if it was actually happening.

SR24:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Palmer High School

Teacher(s): Cheryl Williams

Student(s): Kaitlyn Demoski, Mallory Obeso, Rachel Sanders, Zoie Schmauch, Sterling Stinger

Title: Weather, or Not?  Comparing Two Years of GLOBE Data in Palmer, Alaska

Abstract: Palmer High Students collected phenology, frost tube and ground cover data for the past two school years. This investigation analyzes the data, evaluates the methods used, looks for conclusions, and makes recommendations for future investigations.

SR25:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Hawkins Elementary/Hawkins Middle Schools

Teacher(s): Audra Edwards

Student(s): Allyson Edwards, Hope Huges, Madison Jaco

Title: Why is soil so important?

Abstract: Our research projects have the common goal to provide insight into the sustainability of food production systems, to improve the overall movement of soil pollution prevention, and to develop and implement a student lead litter prevention program in India's school system.

SR26:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Montessori Academy of North Texas

Teacher(s): Angela Magers, Debbie Zafar

Student(s): Gerald Clark, Braden Sloan, Joshua Mager

Title: Something Fishy

Abstract: Study of the striped bass population in Lake Texoma and the effects of climate change on the population.

SR27:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Chartiers-Houston Jr./Sr. High School

Teacher(s): Gary Popiolkowski

Student(s): Ling Xue, Savannah Wheeler, Madison Simpson, Emily Lickert

Title: Lichens as bio-indicators

Abstract: Students will collect information about the types and percent lichen coverage on our campus and in their neighborhoods and compare those results to ozone data.

SR28:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Crestwood High School

Teacher(s): Diana Johns

Student(s): Ahmad Awada, Hussein Makki

Title: Correlations between vernal pool phenology and a breeding population of Bufo americanus in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Abstract: A strong correlation between the onset of precipitation and the breeding use of this vernal pool was noted.

SR29:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Main Street Intermediate School

Teacher(s): Marcy Burns

Student(s): Jadon Magee, Ben Penrose, Mitchell Sommers

Title: Does runoff from increased precipitation affect water quality in Norwalk Creek?

Abstract: We wanted to find out if runoff from precipitation affects the quality of the water in Norwalk Creek. We hypothesized that runoff would have a negative effect on the water in the stream.

SR30:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Huntington High School

Teacher(s): Rick Sharpe

Student(s): Katherine Norman, Caressa Mainland, Amanda McCormick

Title: Climate change and sources of pollution in the Huntington, WV

Abstract: This project looks at climate change and two sources of pollution in the tri-state area.

SR31:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Berkeley Springs High School

Teacher(s): Leigh Jenkins

Student(s): Tyler Orr, Jared Levi

Title: How is tornado size affected by water temperature?

Abstract: We chose to do our report on how water temperature affects tornado size because of our interest in the formation of tornados and the extreme weather systems.

SR32:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Crenshaw Elementary & Middle School

Teacher(s): Jessie Minter

Student(s): Jacob Hinkle, Anthony Tovar, Stepanie Turbeville

Title: Habitat Habits

SR33:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Paw Paw High School

Teacher(s): Carol Coryea

Student(s): Amanda Benson, Hannah Leach, Jon Wolfe

Title: Baseline atmospheric ozone levels on the Paw Paw Schools campus in relationship to location of playground equipment and the Route 9 corridor

Abstract: Students study the atmospheric ozone levels between the Route 9 corridor and the school's playground equipment.

SR34:

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Roswell-Kent Middle School

Teacher(s): Steven Frantz

Student(s): Leah Staevich

Title: North, South, East, West:  A Study of Microclimate.

Abstract: This research studies surface temperature with respect to the sides of buildings to determine which side is best for gardeners to plant their crops.

SR35:

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

School(s): Federal Government Girls' College

Teacher(s): Chisara Iheanacho

Student(s):

Title: Harnessing of Ogbanelu Spring Water for College and Community Use


Winning entries:

1st Place: 

Region: North America

Country: United States

School(s): Crestwood High School

Teacher(s): Diana Johns

Student(s): Ahmad Awada, Hussein Makki

Title: Correlations between vernal pool phenology and a breeding population of Bufo americanus in Dearborn Heights, Michigan

 

2nd Place:

Region: Asia and Pacific

Country: Thailand

School(s): Bung Khong Long Wittayakom School

Teacher(s): Mrs. Suttirat Srisongkram

Student(s): Mr. Kittisak Kottarin, Mr. Aitsaraphap Ouammak

Title: Measured concentration of nitrate in water from the bulb of Wetland plant Nepenthes Bung Khong Long, Thailand

 

3rd Place:

Region: Europe and Eurasia

Country: Croatia

School(s): Medicinska skola u Rijeci

Teacher(s): Tatjana Holjevic

Student(s): Megi Pavletić, Pegi Pavletić, Dina Bolkovac

Title: Water quality and revitalization potential of Mrtvi Kanal Channel