Four Eligible GLOBE 2016 International Virtual Science Fair Projects Will be Awarded Stipend to Help Defray Costs of 20th GLOBE Annual Meeting in USA
Eligible projects entered for the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair have the opportunity to be selected for a stipend to help defray the cost of attending the 20th GLOBE Annual Meeting and Student Learning Experience in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, in July 2016.
In order to be considered eligible, students must earn a four-star research badge and at least two other four-star badges. Read about eligibility requirements in more detail on the science fair webpage.
Funding for the awards comes from Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF), a global philanthropic organization, whose mission is to promote excellence and innovation in education; to help promote international literacy; and to raise students' awareness of the world's diversity. In 2004, The GLOBE Program achieved the GSF Excellence in International Education Award. GLOBE will use a portion of the funds that accompanied the award to facilitate travel to the 2016 GLOBE Annual Meeting for students around the world, in order to provide them with the opportunity to learn about each other's countries, environment, and culture.
Awards will be presented, by drawing, from among all eligible projects entered in the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair. The monetary value of the awards is as follows:
- $2,000 for international projects ($2,000 per project awarded to 2 projects)
- $1,000 for US projects ($1,000 per project awarded to 2 projects)
(The greater awards to international projects will compensate for greater cost of travel.)
The rewards are significant for every student who enters the Virtual Science Fair! Students can practice the skills they have learned through GLOBE; work with scientists to develop projects; and showcase their work for participants around the world. The opportunity to be selected for a stipend to help with the cost of attending the GLOBE Annual Meeting and Student Learning Experience is just one more incentive for students to enter the 2016 International Virtual Science Fair!
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office