Volunteering for the IVSS
Fill out the form below to volunteer for the 2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). Mentors and volunteers are invited to participate in two ways:
1. Scoring projects: In March 2018, we need assistance scoring all of the student projects after they have been submitted. Scoring takes anywhere from one hour to several hours (depending on how much time you are able to commit). We will have an informational webinar (which will be recorded) on 16 March 2018 at 10:00 am MT (click here at the time of the webinar to join!) and then judging will need to take place sometime between 18-24 March 2018. Judging consists of filling out a Google form with your scores and feedback for the project.
We are hopeful that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals, GLOBE alumni, teachers, graduate students, and other interested community members will volunteer to assist scoring the projects. (Note - you do not need a GLOBE account to score projects.) The students really appreciate getting feedback on their projects in order to improve as researchers!
2. Mentoring students: We need volunteer STEM professionals to assist student researchers as they complete their research. Students may have questions about a science topic or the research process in general. While signing up does not guarantee that you will be contacted, we like to have a list of available volunteers for our students. Also, please view the "Students Needing Mentors" page for mentoring opportunities.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. We will contact judges in late February. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.