Stars and STEM Stories



Michigan High School Students Investigate Local Climate
GLOBE teacher Mrs. Amanda Laidlaw at John Glenn High School challenged her students to sharpen their inquiry skills by researching their local climate in Westland, Michigan. Laidlaw guided her students through the study of weather and climate as part of GLOBE's Student Climate Research Campaign. Following the NASA Climate Module, junior and senior level students sought to answer the driving question of the semester: "What is our climate?"  >>

GLOBE Students Learn About Biodiversity at India Youth Forum
On 8 August 2012, more than 130 GLOBE students and teachers in Delhi, India, came together for the "Biodiversity on Edge 2012" Youth Forum, sponsored by the Indian Environmental Society (IES). Also in attendance were members of the GLOBE Asia-Pacific Regional Help Desk Office and the Department of Environment, Government of NCT (National Capital Territory) Delhi. This event gave Delhi students the opportunity to present various research projects pertaining to biodiversity and its conservation.  >>

GLOBE Poland Begins Three Year Climate Research Focus
GLOBE in Poland is managed by the Environmental Information Centre UNEP/GRID-Warsaw, established in 1991 as a specialized center tasked with collecting and processing environmental information covering Poland as well as Central and Eastern Europe.  >>

GLOBE Students in Gabon Share Research at Earth Day Event
On 28 April 2012, GLOBE Gabon, along with many other countries around the world, celebrated the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day. This year, Earth Day's theme was "Mobilize the Earth," as deemed by the Earth Day Network to draw attention to crucial environmental hazards around the world that must be resolved.  >>

GLOBE Students Sweep 2012 Ohio SATELLITES Competition
On Tuesday, 17 April 2012, the annual OhioView SATELLITES Student Conference met at Penta Career Center, a GLOBE school in Perrysburg, Ohio. This event was organized by GLOBE Partner Dr. Kevin Czajkowski with the assistance of Project Coordinator for OhioView, Ms. Gale Nader, and Dr. Mikell Lynne Hedley with the University of Toledo. The conference was sponsored by OhioView, the University of Toledo, and the Penta Career Center. More than 65 K–12 and college level students attended and 45 student projects were displayed.  >>

West Virginia Students Present Soil Research at 2012 NSTA Conference
Science students, teachers, and administrators from across the U.S. and 41 other countries met in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference on 29 March – 1 April 2012. Among those attending were Caleb and Tanner, two students from Poca High School in West Virginia who were invited to present their GLOBE Soil Research Project at one of the world's largest organizations dedicated to science education. The students were chosen by their chemistry teacher Mrs. Maureen Miller because of their interest in science, dedication to their studies, and willingness and excitement to speak to a large group.  >>

First National Environmental Competition for Girls in Saudi Arabia
On 27 – 28 February 2012, Saudi Arabia celebrated its first National Environmental Competition for Girls. During the 2011-2012 school year, the nation announced this competition as one of many interactive GLOBE projects being implemented in Saudi schools. GLOBE Deputy Country Coordinator and member of the GIAC Mrs. Norah Ibrahim Al Nasser organized the event and Mrs. Naemah Al Alwani, Head of the Department of Student Activity, supervised the final stages with the assistance of Competition Coordinator Mrs. Somayah Al Nazawi.  >>

Budding Young Scientists Monitor Tree Changes in Alaska
In the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska, GLOBE students use phenology, the study of seasonal and natural events, to monitor changes and make predictions about climate. Through phenological studies, one is able to predict when a plant will flower, when leaves will fall, and the migration patterns of birds and fish. GLOBE students from Career and Technical High School use this method to monitor the evolution of tree buds under the guidance of GLOBE teacher Mr. Timothy Lundt.  >>

Netherlands Hosts GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Meeting
On 11-14 June 2012, GLOBE Country Coordinators from 18 countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, UK, and Ukraine) gathered in Utrecht, Netherlands, for the 2012 Europe and Eurasia Regional Meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the INESPO Sustainability Olympiad (held 9-15 June) where more than 300 students ages 13-18 came together from 43 countries to present proposed solutions for environmental problems.  >>

Nepal Water Classroom Marks a Milestone in Hydrology Studies
Shree Yashodhara Bauddha Secondary, a GLOBE School in Lalitpur, Nepal, has the privilege of hosting the Water Classroom, where students, educators, and others can stop by and learn about water. GLOBE is instrumental to this initiative as the program helps enhance the Water Classroom through hands-on protocols and the program's relationship with the environmental science community both locally and internationally.  >>