2013 Virtual Conference Instructions

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Instructions for how to submit a project for the 2013 GLOBE Virtual Student Conference

Goal: To highlight and share GLOBE student research

Who can enter projects:

GLOBE students from around the world.  All GLOBE students are encouraged to enter research projects.


If you are not a GLOBE student and your school is in a GLOBE member country, encourage your teacher to join GLOBE.  Visit the Workshops and Trainings page to find a training opportunity near you.



GLOBE students are invited to submit student research projects into the GLOBE Virtual Student Conference.  Each student project should include an abstract, a research report, a video, contact information, and a photo release for all people appearing in the video. If material is not in English, also include translations of all materials. 

Options for the video include a narrated PowerPoint, students describing a research poster, or some other video-based presentation of the research.  Creativity is encouraged!  Videos should be 12 minutes or shorter.   

Student reports will be scored by member scientists of the GLOBE International Scientist Network (GISN) based upon modified Intel Science Fair scoring criteria.  Important note: part of the scoring process includes entering and using GLOBE data.

GLOBE has resources available for students on the steps in the scientific process and how to create a student research report.

There is no limit to the number of entries per student or per school. 

During the dates for the GLOBE Virtual Student Conference, students should view their peers' reports and ask questions or make comments. Students should also check their own entries to answer any questions from scientists, their peers, or other members of the GLOBE community.  If you need help coming up with questions, check out our Guide to Asking Questions.

All students who enter reports may be featured in the GLOBE Scientists' Blog. Winning research projects will be featured on GLOBE's social media pages and all students will receive a certificate of participation.


  • Entries: 15 March to 22 April 2013

  • Conference dates: 06 - 31 May 2013

  • Winning research projects announced and featured on social media: 10 August 2013


How and what to submit:

  1. Abstract: 250 words or less description of project, saved as a PDF or .doc/.docx
  2. Research Report: Student research report including at minimum a research question, data used and analyzed, and a conclusion
  3. Video: Link to student research report video hosted on video sharing site (e.g., YouTube, TeacherTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  4. Contact information: Student(s) names, grade level of student(s), teacher name(s), school name, preferred email address and full postal mailing address for certificates and awards
  5. Photo Release: Submit a photo release for each person in the video.  The release can be sent digitally with your entry or mailed to:
    Julie Malmberg
    The GLOBE Program
    PO Box 3000
    Boulder, CO  80307 USA

Note: An English translation of all materials must be included if submission is not in English

Send all materials to climatecampaign@globe.gov


How student entries will be scored:

Modified Intel Science Fair scoring (will be attached)

Tips for preparing a presentation:


Prizes include:

1st place overall: Approximately $75 USD worth of equipment for GLOBE protocols, certificate

Possible Instruments

Examples of instruments winners can choose

Regional prizes:

  • 1st place  – Approximately $50 USD worth of equipment for GLOBE protocols, certificate
  • 2nd place – Approximately $35 USD worth of equipment for GLOBE protocols, certificate
  • 3rd place – Approximately $25 USD worth of equipment for GLOBE protocols, certificate


Student projects related to any of the SCRC IOPs may be eligible for special recognition.

All participating students will be emailed a certificate of participation

If you have questions, email the Science and Education Team at climatecampaign@globe.gov.