2021 GLOBE

International Virtual Science Symposium



GLOBE is excited to host the 2021 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)! The IVSS is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries to showcase their research and hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, which sparks their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment. It's time for your students to show the world what they've learned!

This year, the IVSS is focusing on Data Analysis. Students are welcome to use new or old data in their projects. We're also encouraging students to present their research in creative ways, like with storytelling tools (video, online, etc.) and more.

For more info and inspiration, check out our resources page and IVSS-related webinars we hosted back in October! The dates for webinars are listed below.

*Want to hear from past IVSS students? Check out our GLOBE Student Blog page to learn about what the IVSS process was like from GLOBE students firsthand.

*If you are curious to learn more about the "behind the scenes" work that the GIO IVSS staff does, check out: What Happens After You Submit an IVSS Report: The GIO Process.


In 2021, 242 projects were submitted from 20 countries, 79 projects were eligible for the drawing.

Drawing Winners:

On Earth Day, 22 April 2021, 7 projects were selected to receive stipends. These seven projects all received a four-star student research badge and at least two other optional badges. The selected projects are:


Teacher: Kennedy Otieno
School: Shree Swaminnarayan Academy
Location: Kenya

Asia and Pacific

Title: Effect of population density on burrow characteristics in the fiddler crab (Uca bengali)
Teacher: Patchara Pongmanawut
School:Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Trang
Location: Thailand

Europe and Eurasia

Title: Estudio comparativo de la temperatura superficial entre zonas urbanizadas y arboladas.
Teacher: Manuela Salvado Muñoz
School:IES Gredos
Location: Spain

Latin America and Caribbean

Title: Los cambios que producen las estaciones en árboles y arbustos de Pujato -Argentina-
Teacher: Claudia María Romagnoli
School:Escuela Primaria Particular Incorporada N°1345 Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Location: Argentina

Near East and North Africa

Title: Effect of Pottery on Brackish Water in the KSA and Its impact of Soil and Vegetation Cover
Teacher: Nourah Fahaad AL- Subaie
School:The first Arqah Secondary school Al-riyadh
Location: Saudi Arabia

North America

Title:  Possible Effects of River Flooding on Soil Parameters and Tree Growth Along an Urban River
Teacher: Diana Rae Johns
School:Crestwood High School
Location: United States

Title: The Investigation of Puerto Rico communities focused on mosquitoes’ habitats and awareness
Teacher: Cassie Soeffing
School:Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) GLOBE v-School
Location: United States



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For questions regarding the IVSS, please email: globeivss@ucar.edu

*Important Notice: ivss@globe.gov is no longer in use.*