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11/14/2022
GLOBE Mission EARTH participates in North American Regional Meetings (NARM) - both virtual and in person
Members of GLOBE Mission EARTH participated in GLOBE's annual North American Regional Meetings (NARM), only this time with a twist: the regular meeting was a 2-day virtual countrywide one, and then GME partners held in-person follow-up meetings at local venues! Check out GLOBE's story about these events here: https://www.globe.gov/web/united-states-of-america/home/news/-/newsdetail/14718/2022-narm-overview  >>

08/25/2022
NASA Interns working with GLOBE Mission EARTH go to Austin, Texas!
NASA SEES Program high school interns working with GLOBE Mission EARTH on their Air Quality Initiative group went to Austin, Texas for two weeks, capping off their summer-long internship with the SEES program! GME Research Assistant Sara Mierzwiak and GME Teacher Janene Smith joined them in Texas for their activities, and to continue mentoring them in their research projects on air quality. For more information about the NASA SEES Program, go here: https://www.csr.utexas.edu/sees-internship/. Check out some photos below of their experience!  >>

08/12/2022
Teacher Janene Smith featured in her local newspaper for her GLOBE and NASA work!
GLOBE Mission EARTH/University of Toledo Teacher Janene Smith just completed two weeks in Austin, Texas serving as a mentor for a group of NASA SEES Interns! Janene assisted with all of the SEES students, but worked most closely with the Air Quality Initiative (AQI) group, which included students from around the country who worked virtually before the on-site trip to Austin with Janene, Sara Mierzwiak (Research Assistant/GLOBE Mission EARTH), Dr. Margaret Pippin (NASA Langley) and Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (GME Principal Investigator) on their own independent air quality research projects. Janene was even was featured in her local newspaper for this work, as well as her other (extensive) work with GLOBE.  >>

06/14/2022
Student Symposia Hosted or Supported by GLOBE Mission EARTH!
Student Symposia Hosted or Supported by GLOBE Mission EARTH! Students from across the United States presented their authentic research projects at face-to-face and virtual symposia through our NASA-funded project, GLOBE Mission Earth. For these projects, students developed research questions, collected environmental observations of their local area, analyzed the data to produce results and presented their findings. Students are encouraged to collect GLOBE data, use NASA resources and do environmental research projects.  >>

06/01/2022
GLOBE Mission Earth connecting with the International GLOBE Community!
GLOBE Mission Earth connecting with the International GLOBE Community! GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) extends its reach to students in the GLOBE community whenever possible. Here are just three current examples of their work with students in England, Malta and Thailand.  >>

05/24/2022
Lake Erie Water Festival! GME-UT Staff travel to Monroe, MI to teach 175 elementary students how to analyze water using GLOBE hydrosphere protocols!
On Tuesday May 17th, 2022, GME-UT Staff traveled to Monroe, Michigan to host a tent at the annual Lake Erie Water Festival! The event included 175 students who rotated in groups throughout the festival to visit each tent's activity. GME-UT's tent was located adjacent to two different ponds, and GME-UT staff helped students collect and compare water from both ponds. Students also collected air temperature and surface temperature data, and noted current weather conditions on their data sheets. Leading the demonstrations was Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, Principal Investigator of GLOBE Mission EARTH, and GME-UT staff members Sara Mierzwiak, Dr. Yitong Jiang, and Olawale Oluwafemi ("Femi"). Students learned how to throw a bucket into the ponds and retrieve water, and performed the following water quality analyses: temperature, pH, nitrate, and phosphate.  >>

05/20/2022
Water Quality Day! GME-UT Staff travel to Delta, Ohio to teach hundreds of elementary students GLOBE water analyses!
GME-UT staff traveled to Delta, Ohio on Friday May 13th, 2022 to help teach hundreds of 5th and 6th graders how to sample and analyze water from the Delta Reservoir using GLOBE hydrosphere protocols! Students also learned how to collect surface temperatures of different surfaces and compare that data. Dr. Kevin Czajkowski demonstrated how to do the analyses, and students split into groups with GME-UT members Sara Mierzwiak, Dr. Yitong Jiang, Olawale Oluwafemi ("Femi"), and Farrokh Namjooyan to collect and analyze their data. Students learned how to throw a bucket into the reservoir and retrieve water, and performed the following water quality analyses: temperature, pH, nitrate, and phosphate. Students also collected air temperature and surface temperature data, and noted the current weather conditions on their data sheets.  >>

03/04/2022
Science From the Rooftops
Not far from the Oakland shoreline, where you can catch a dreamy, distant glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, is the middle school where Jess Kunz teaches science. It’s in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland: only a fifteen-minute drive away from the shore, but a world apart. Here, the mists of the San Francisco Bay give way to the gas fumes of cars; the blossomy seashore paths give way to pavement, concrete, and dense urban living.  >>

02/22/2022
National Engineers Week Resources
This year's National Engineers Week runs from February 20 - 26, 2022, and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is February 24! This year's theme is Reimagining the Possible. We have collected several resources to engage your students in engineering themes and challenges. You can find these posted in the Mission EARTH Engineering Connections/Engineering Resources folder (https://www.globe.gov/web/mission-earth/overview/engineering_connections/engineering-resources).  >>

02/17/2022
Welcoming Sara Feit to GME
The Boston University GLOBE Mission EARTH group welcomes Sara Feit as a Research Scientist and Project Manager. Sara has a BA in Environmental Studies and in Health: Science, Society & Policy, from Brandeis, and is finishing online and part-time a MS in Environmental Sciences & Policy from Johns Hopkins. Previously Sara was a Lead Teacher, then Manager of Operations, and then Director of Operations for PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration in Newton from 2016-21. Sara brings a wealth of experience to the group and looks forward to working with the rest of GLOBE Mission EARTH!  >>