2018 IVSS Overview

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2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium

GLOBE is excited to host the 2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS). The IVSS is a way for 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 and Feedback

A drawing took place on 06 April 2018 to select four student projects to receive a $2000 USD stipend to help attend the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in Killarney, Ireland. Also, feedback was sent to teachers (using the globe.gov login email address) and virtual badges were posted on school pages. The winners are:

United States:
Project Title: Surface Ozone
Teacher: Amy Woods
School: St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Teacher: Diana Rae Johns
School: Crestwood High School
Location: Dearborn Heights, Michigan, USA
Teacher: Maaike Vollebregt
School: Helen Parkhurst
Location: Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands
Teacher: Nawar Alrawahi
School: Um hany basic school
Location: Nizwa, Oman

IVSS Informational Webinar:

Dr. Julie Malmberg from the GLOBE Implementation Office hosted an informational webinar about the 2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium on Wednesday, 25 October 2017. View the webinar recording here and download the slides here. Marta Kingsland, Andrea Ventoso, and Claudi Caro presented the instructions in Spanish. Clic aquí: Simposio Internacional Virtual de Ciencias GLOBE - Instrucciones para la presentación de proyectos estudiantiles. 

2018 IVSS Timeline


  • Informational Webinar - 25 October 2017 
  • Reports accepted for submission - 01 January 2018 to 01 March 2018
  • Reports and presentations due - 01 March 2018
  • Judging webinar - 16 March 2018 
  • Judging period - 18-24 March 2018
  • Feedback and virtual badges released - 06 April 2018
  • Live drawing for stipends - 06 April 2018