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2020 GLOBE

International Virtual Science Symposium



Projects for 2020 are due on 10 March 2020!

GLOBE is excited to host the 2020 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, 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. It's time for your students to show the world what they've learned!

IVSS Informational Webinar:

Amy Barfield from the GLOBE Implementation Office will host an informational webinar about the 2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium on 30 October 2019 at 10:00am Mountain Time. The webinar will feature an overview of the IVSS program and information about the virtual badges. Click here at the time of the webinar to join.


For the 2020 IVSS, we are accepting reports in multiple languages! However, this depends largely on availability of judges who are fluent in those languages, so make sure to encourage people to sign up to judge! We always accept reports in English, and will likely be able to accept reports in: Spanish, French, Arabic, and Croatian. For our first year trying this - please submit only one report document that includes both languages (English and the other language.) Separate them within two parts of the same document. Thank you!

Submitting a Report:

Submissions will start in early January 2020.

Timeline/ Important Dates:

  • Informational Webinar - 30 October 2019 
    • Click here to watch the recording 
    • Click here to view the slides
  • Reports accepted - January - 10 March 2020
  • Due date for all student reports - 10 March 2020
  • Judging Webinar - 30 March 2020 (time TBD)
  • Judging Period - 30 March - 6 April 2020
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared - 22 April 2020
  • Drawing for stipends -  22 April 2020