Stars and STEM Stories


Presidential Awards for GLOBE Teachers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House recently honored nine GLOBE teachers with one of this country's most prestigious teaching awards: The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  >>
University of Alaska at Fairbanks
There is constant activity, and respect for the value of different cultures and long-distance learning, at GLOBE's franchise at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks this summer. The northernmost US partnership held a Train-the-Trainer workshop and a regular Teacher Training workshop in the space of a few weeks. Also, as prominently noted in the local newspaper, Franchise Coordinator Elena Sparrow won a million-dollar grant to conduct additional training that will link GLOBE studies with "Native ways of knowledge."  >>
Lexington, Kentucky Students Study Washington, D.C.
At the foot of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC, and with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell attending, GLOBE students from the Glendover Global Studies School this summer advanced their study of soils and clouds. In a ideal lesson for students whose home are has many farms, GLOBE principal Investigator Dr. Elissa Levine demonstrated the proper taking of soil samples from the Capitol grounds and explained the value of knowing about local soil types and moisture level.  >>
Czech GLOBE Games
The Czech GLOBE Program celebrated Earth Day 2000 with their third Czech GLOBE Games recently, in Humpolec, Czech Republic. Almost 300 Czech students and 46 teachers from 33 schools, as well as Norwegian GLOBE Country Coordinator Karl Hetland with 36 students and 18 teachers from his GLOBE schools participated in the Games.  >>
Vibrant Trainings in West Africa
Highly successful GLOBE Train-the-Trainer workshops recently were held in Ghana and The Gambia, with local public officials and educators, GLOBE Country Coordinators, Peace Corps Volunteers and representatives of GLOBE-US . Working under a steady West African sun, and serenaded by the screeches of multi-colored birds, more than 70 men and women laid out pixels, sampled soils, tested waters, studied data graphs, and discussed the Program's added emphasis on student inquiry.  >>
St. Albert The Great, Louisville, KY, United States
Eagle Scouts are leaders, and young Patrick Keal led his school to the GLOBE Program. Patrick, who has just graduated from eighth grade at St. Albert the Great School, was awarded the school's "110 Percent Memorial Award " named after a student who was known for always giving his very best. Principal Jeanne Flowers cited Patrick for his "persistence and unwavering perseverance while pursuing his goals" -- including GLOBE -- as well as his "kindness towards others."  >>
Forney, TX and Sauk Rapids, MN
Prestigious science awards from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) went to GLOBE students for displaying critical and creative thinking in science, mathematics and technology.  >>
Cobb Middle School, Tallahassee, FL, United States
"I know who I am, but WHERE am I?" A Florida Education Foundation grant has been awarded to eighth-grade GLOBE teacher Valerie LaHart at Cobb Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida, to buy needed equipment for mapping, GPS, longitude/latitude and other GLOBE activities.  >>
Webster Intermediate School, Auburn, ME, United States
Brrr...How COLD Is the Water? To a lot of vacationers, especially those in northern areas, testing the water temperature helps them decide whether to take a swim or just take out the fishing boat. But the water temperature is an important part of these GLOBE student's field work.  >>
Eastbrook Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN, United States
While some kids want dessert after lunch, the fourth-grade GLOBE students at Eastbrook Elementary School in Indianapolis, IN, look forward to taking their GLOBE measurements. "GLOBE has been an inspiration for the students and me!" GLOBE Teacher Mary Lou. Feist says. "I appreciate how the GLOBE Program fits into our current curriculum and combines the use of technology with real-life activities for the students."  >>