Judges Needed for the 2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium – Volunteer Today!


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The GLOBE Program is looking for volunteers to help score projects for the 2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). The IVSS is a way for students from all over the world to showcase their hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment.

Volunteer judges are STEM professionals, teachers, graduate students, and other interested community members who will assist in scoring student projects. Reports are accepted through 10 March, and scoring will begin on 30 March. Judging consists of filling out a Google form with your scores and feedback; and it takes approximately 15-30 minutes to assess each project.

To sign up to judge, click here. The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) will begin contacting judges in March.

There will be an informational webinar (which will be recorded) on 30 March, at 10:00 a.m. MST (8:00 a.m. EST/1:00 p.m. UTC). Judging will take place between 30 March and 06 April 2020.

To join the informational webinar, click here (at the time of the webinar).

IVSS Timeline/Important Dates:

  • Informational webinar: 30 October 2019 (To view the recorded webinar, click here.)
  • Reports accepted: through 10 March
  • Judging webinar: 30 March (12:00 p.m. EDT)
  • Judging period: 30 March – 06 April
  • Feedback and virtual badges shared: 22 April
  • Drawing for stipends: 22 April

For more information on the IVSS, click here.

If you have questions about the IVSS, please send an email to: ivss@globe.gov.



News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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