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2019 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium

GLOBE is excited to host the 2019 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). The IVSS is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries 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. Now it's time for your students to show the world what they've learned!

Drawing Winners:

On 17 May 2019, 7 projects were selected to receive stipends to help with costs to attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, USA. These seven projects all received a four-star student research badge and at least two other optional badges. The selected projects are:

AFRICA

Title: Typology and evolution of the number of mosquito habitats in Matameye
School: IPF Kaoura-Matamèye
Teacher: Fidele Paraiso
Location: Zinder, Niger

ASIA AND PACIFIC

Title: Effects of heavy metals on plankton, water quality and fish in Pak-pra canal, Phatthalung province, Thailand
School: Papayom pittayakom school
Teacher: PANINEE VORANETIVUDTI
Location: Phatthalung, Thailand

EUROPE

Title: Toujours le vin sent son terroir/California and Bordeaux vineyards comparison
School: Collège Jules FERRY
Teacher: Sophie CHEVILLOT
Location: LANGON, France

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Title: WATER QUALITY IN NEARBY AREAS TO CANELONES CITY THROUGH THE USE OF MACROINVERTEBRATES AS BIOINDICATORS
School: Escuela No. 88 Alfredo B. Nobel
Teacher: Darío Greni
Location: Canelones, Uruguay

NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Title: The Effect of Water Salinity Levels on Water Acidity (pH) and Water Conductivity in Jeddah
School: The 128 Intermediate Gifted Girls School at Jeddah
Teacher: Manal Alnami
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

NORTH AMERICA

Title: How does elevation affect surface temperature?
School: Main Street Intermediate School
Teacher: Marcy Burns
Location: Norwalk, Ohio, United States

Title: Three Year Volumetric Soil Moisture Study
School: Shumate Middle School
Teacher: Jeff Bouwman
Location: Gibraltar, Michigan, USA

IVSS Informational Webinar:

Dr. Julie Malmberg from the GLOBE Implementation Office hosted an informational webinar about the 2019 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium on Thursday, 25 October 2018. The webinar featured an overview of the IVSS and information about the newly updated virtual badges.

Submitting a Report:

Projects were submitted by 10 April 2019!

Timeline:

  • Informational Webinar - 25 October 2018 
  • Reports accepted - 01 January 2019 to 10 April 2019
  • Due date for all student reports - 10 April 2019
  • Judging Webinar - 25 April 2019
  • Judging Period - 26 April - 05 May 2019
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared - 17 May 2019
  • Drawing for stipends - 17 May 2019 at 9:30 am MDT/11:30 am ET/3:30 pm GMT
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