The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN)
The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) is an international network of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals who contribute meaningfully to GLOBE students around the world involved in scientific field investigations and research projects.
What are the main duties of the GISN members?
Each relationship between a GISN member and a GLOBE school is unique, and the parameters of that relationship are determined by the STEM professional and the school. GISN members are encouraged to think creatively about how to engage with students. Some ideas are:
- Mentor students by providing feedback on their GLOBE activities
- Advise students on the best approach to their research
- Inspire students by sharing with them their own paths to STEM careers
- Volunteer to judge science fairs (including GLOBE virtual science symposium)
- Write blogs for the GLOBE website
- Propose and develop GLOBE field campaigns
- Incorporate GLOBE outreach into the broader-impacts portion of their funding proposals
- Use GLOBE data in their research
- Visit GLOBE schools and share scientific ideas with students and teachers
See more here: Ways to Participate
In order to stay active, members must complete at least one GISN-related activity per year. Members can report activity here.
Why scientists participate in GLOBE
- GLOBE is a science and education program that coordinates activities integrated into local and regional communities. The GLOBE community includes more than 121 countries, over 150 U.S. partners, and tens of thousands of trained teachers who, together with their students, gather quality scientific data about the environment.
- GLOBE students, ranging from elementary to undergraduate level, have contributed over 140 million measurements to the GLOBE database for over 23 years. These measurements, covering most Earth system science research areas, have been used in inquiry-based Earth science projects, and can be used to supplement standard research data.
- GLOBE students can collect additional data related to your research, thereby expanding your observation network. GISN members can Propose a Field Campaign or Propose New Protocols, adding an unique opportunity to establish an international component to your research.
- GLOBE students want to be a part of real-world, cutting-edge science that matters to them, their community, and scientists. GLOBE scientists and STEM mentors contribute to science education in a unique way by enhancing student interest in science and increasing scientific literacy.
- STEM professionals can use GLOBE materials to improve their learning activities and to complement the outreach component from their research projects. (Some examples about how scientists use GLOBE in their researches could be found in peer review papers here: GLOBE Publications)
Interested in becoming a member?
In order to be a member of the GISN, you must be a STEM professional, reside and/or be employed in a GLOBE country, and meet one of the following criteria:
- Hold a Master's or Ph.D. in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field
- Be working toward a Ph.D. in a STEM field
- Hold a B.S. in a STEM field, plus have at least five years' experience working in a STEM field
- Early Career STEM Professionals are a sub-group of the GISN, and must be upper-level undergraduate or master's students pursuing a degree in a STEM field or be a recent graduate working in a STEM field but have fewer than five years’ of professional experience