Each month I create and submit a report detailing the GLOBE happenings shared with me from all over the United States and my activities. These reports usually include GLOBE Partnership updates along with special sections on the Student Research Symposia, communications and projects. As I look back over the year, I thought that perhaps the community would like to know what has been happening too. I spent some time seeing what a monthly blog would look like if I started with those reports…so here is June 2019…one year ago.
US Regional GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS)
The SRS video received 578 views during the NSF 2019 STEM For All Video Showcase. Thirteen people contributed to the online discussion during the event.
News Stories have been posted to the GLOBE website highlighting the 2019 SRS:
03 May 2019: Today (03 May): Join a Zoom Broadcast Straight from the Northwest Student Research Symposium
07 May 2019: 2019 Pacific Student Research Symposium Highlights
08 May 2019: 2019 Midwest Student Research Symposium Highlights
21 May 2019: 2019 Northwest Student Research Symposium Highlights
21 June 2019: 2019 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Student Research Symposium Highlights
The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic U.S. GLOBE Student Research Symposium (SRS) took place on 31 May through 01 June 2019. The event was hosted by the Boston University Mission Earth Team at Boston University, Boston Massachusetts. Seventy-nine (79) students and 20 GLOBE teachers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia attended, with the students presenting a total of 38 GLOBE research projects in a poster presentation session.
During the 2019 Regional SRS, 261 students presented a total of 114 GLOBE research projects to their peers and local scientists. These students, along with 66 GLOBE teachers, represented 26 different U.S. states/territories. States new to the SRS this year included Maine, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington. Thirty-nine schools uploaded their data to the GLOBE website (up from 13 last year!), and 33 SRS projects have been uploaded to Student Research Reports, under the new SRS tag.
Thirty-two GLOBE Partners (representing 20 Partnerships), four GIO/SSAI representatives, and scientists from many organizations (including NASA, NOAA, YLACES, and the USDA Forest Service) participated in the SRS.
Through the generosity of YLACES, 6 regional teams were chosen to receive a $1000 stipend to offset costs of attending the Annual Meeting.
I visited the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) in Boulder, CO to meet with individuals prior to the MULTI workshop in June.
The final Carbon Cycle eTraining Module was added to the GLOBE website.
The U.S. GLOBE Office is helping to plan the North American Regional Meeting (NARM) taking place in October 2019 in Berkeley, CA.