May 2020 United States Monthly Summary

The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings:

  • The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet ( and May 15, 2020 Watercooler Padlet (
  • There is a wonderful NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop Series happening and you can still sign up to attend:
  • A data cap of 75 trees in some sites is not enough for the GLOBE Carbon Cycle protocol! Who knew?
  • The GLOBE DEI Task Force is working hard and will be presenting during the GLOBE Annual Meeting.

Partner News

 US Regional GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS)

  • After technical difficulties and the capability to upload reports being shut down, the Community Support Team (THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to Roller and Eslam!) created a dedicated discussion board for the SRS project reports so they could be reviewed.
  • There were 31 projects submitted by 12 schools from 8 different states. Almost half of those projects were submitted to the International Virtual Science Symposium earlier in the spring. This opportunity resulted in 63 students, with the support of 12 teachers, submitting projects that were posted to the GLOBE SRS Project Discussion Board and reviewed by STEM professionals. No students participated in the Peer Review process.
  • The SRS leadership recruited STEM professionals to review student projects through the GLOBE Partnership listserve and their own networks.
  • A total of 10 University of New Hampshire PhD and Masters students, along with several faculty members, participated as STEM professional reviewers. GLOBE Partners that served as part of the SRS leadership team recruited faculty from their own institutions to assist, and the USDA Forest Service recruited two of their scientists. In total, 32 STEM professionals signed up and reviewed projects. Most projects received three reviews and the few who received two had already been submitted to the IVSS and received comments through that mechanism.
  • Resources provided to reviewers included:
  • The SRS video submitted to the STEM for All Showcase generated a healthy dialog during the comment period from 5-12 May 2020. The University of New Hampshire posted a story about the event. See the link to view the conversations around the video. Google Analytics summary is to the right. The video is now in the STEM for All Multiplex:


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