GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) - GLOBE International STEM Network
The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN)
The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) is the bridge connecting the researchers of today with those of tomorrow. An international coalition of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, members of the GISN work to promote Earth science and education in schools and classrooms. These professionals can act as student mentors for research projects, volunteer as judges for school and virtual science fairs, or form other meaningful relationships with students, teachers and STEM professionals.
"A global community of STEM professionals cultivating local research that contributes to a global understanding of Earth system science for students, teachers, and other STEM professionals."
"To enhance environmental literacy by promoting the use and collection of GLOBE data in support of student and GISN member research, supporting and mentoring students and other GISN members in their Earth science investigations, and collaborating with teachers and STEM professionals around the world."
The GLOBE community spans more than 125 countries, with thousands of trained teachers leading their students in the gathering of quality environmental data. GISN members are part of that community, providing an important professional perspective on the science conducted in the classroom from the elementary to the undergraduate level.
GISN members can also enhance their own research by expanding their observational network through the Campaigns/Intensive Observation Period (IOP) or Protocol proposals. This creates a synergistic relationship between the professional science community and GLOBE students, who have uploaded over 230 million measurements to GLOBE's databases since 1995. These measurement are valuable because they supplement inquiry-based Earth science projects organized by NASA and other agencies. Furthermore, GLOBE has a host of materials GISN members can use to complement the public outreach and educational components of their project.
GLOBE students want to contribute in a meaningful way to real-world science that impacts both their community and the world at large. Through STEM professional mentorships, GISN members help inspire the next generation of scientists and increase overall scientific literacy in the general public.
GISN Members are required to fulfill the following:
- Work or study in a STEM field related to Earth or environmental sciences
- Reside or be employed in a GLOBE country
- Align with the Mission and Vision of The GLOBE Program and GISN in particular
Members must also fulfill one of the following:
- Hold a B.S. in a STEM field and have at least three years of experience working in a STEM field related to Earth and environmental sciences
- Be in — at least — their first year of a Ph.D. program focused on Earth or environmental sciences
- Hold a master's or Ph.D. in a STEM field and be currently working in Earth or environmental sciences