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January 2018 News Brief


The GLOBE Annual Meeting in Killarney, Ireland: Call for Presentations

Presentation applications are now being accepted for the 2018 GLOBE Annual Meeting, which will be taking place on 01 July 2018 in Killarney, Ireland. All presentations at the Annual Meeting will be oral presentations (no posters this year!).


  • Presentation applications due: 01 March 2018 (Note: No late applications for presentations will be accepted.)
  • Presentation acceptance notification: 15 March 2018
  • Presenter confirmation of time and attendance at the Annual Meeting: 01 April 2018

Theme: (Presentations should align with the GLOBE Strategic Plan and the meeting themes.)

  • Education
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Community
  • Communications

To learn more about the GLOBE Annual Meeting, click here. To fill out the application form, click here. (Please note: Registration and travel funds are not available for presenters.) 

GIO Issues Invitation to submit a Global 2018-2019 GLOBE Field Campaign: Submissions Must be Received by 28 February 2018

From now through 28 February 2018, the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) will be accepting proposals for Global Field Campaigns (starting between August 2018 and December 2019). GIO hopes to announce the new Global Field Campaigns at the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE) in Ireland in July 2018. 

GLOBE's Global Field Campaigns provide students with hands-on opportunities to explore and learn about Earth through a network of students, teachers, and scientists - projects designed to promote collaboration and to increase Earth science awareness.

To submit a proposal, please click here and fill out the Global Field Campaign Proposal Form. (As necessary, please refer to the GLOBE Events-to-Campaigns planning document and checklist, available here.) If you have any questions or need additional information, please send an email to

2018 GLOBE IVSS Updates 

Are you preparing for the 2018 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)? Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • Reports accepted for submission: 01 January 2018 to 01 March 2018
  • Reports and presentations due: 01 March 2018
  • Judging webinar: (TBD)
  • Judging period: 18-24 March 2018
  • Feedback and virtual badges released: 06 April 2018
  • Live drawing for stipends: 06 April 2018

Did you miss, or would you like to revisit, the IVSS informational webinar that was held in October? The recording is available, just click here. (The slides are also available, just click here.)

Have a question for a scientist or another STEM professional? Visit the Student Groups Looking for Mentors page and fill out the form. 

Need a mentoring scientist? Scientists have volunteered to help - click here.

Want to share information about the 2018 IVSS? Click here and share downloadable images.

New information about the 2018 IVSS is being added to the GLOBE website on a regular basis, so be sure to keep checking back.



Miss an ENSO Phase III Science and Research or SODA Webinar?

Recorded Versions Are Available

Have you missed a Phase III GLOBE ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) Student Research Campaign Science and Research webinar or a Short Observation and Data Analysis (SODA) webinar? They are all being recorded and archived - for you to watch at your convenience. Just click here!

During Phase III of the campaign, there are two types of webinars being offered:

  • Monthly Science and Research Webinars - These webinars will focus on our guiding questions as we learn about research currently being conducted by scientists at NASA and around the world. We will also explore a variety of both GLOBE and non-GLOBE resources that can be used to enhance students' understanding of the science behind the guiding questions.
  • The SODA Webinars - These webinars will focus on the data collected during the SODA protocol measurement period. Several schools (teachers and students) will present their data collection and what the data has told them about "Water in Our Environment." Each school presenting at a SODA webinar will then collaborate with another school or schools taking some of the same measurements, answering the same questions. Schools can participate in more than one SODA event during the campaign. There is no limit on data collection. 

To learn more about Phase III of the ENSO Student Research Campaign, click here To receive emails and to sign up for the webinars, click here.

The next Science and Research webinar will be held on 09 January. It will focus on the impact of water in Asia and the Pacific. To find out more, and to get updates on what time the webinar will be held, click here.

GLOBE Students/Alum: Share Your STEM Stories with the GLOBE Community  

GLOBE is gathering stories of students, teachers, and alumni who have been influenced by their GLOBE experiences to pursue STEM education. We want to hear from: 

  • Current GLOBE students who intend to pursue further education in STEM;

  • Former GLOBE students who are currently engaged in higher education in STEM areas or who have gone into STEM careers; and

  • Teachers who have sought further training in STEM subjects, either through GLOBE training or through other professional development training, in order to enhance their capabilities as teachers or for new careers in STEM.

Download the template here. Need assistance? Send an email to

Opportunities for U.S. Teachers

U.S. opportunities are often highlighted in the News Brief simply because we are more aware of them through our local media; however, if there are opportunities for GLOBE students and/or teachers in your region you would like us to highlight in the coming months, please send the information to

NASA STEM Educator Webinars

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office