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01-03 May: U.S. Midwest Regional SRS

Students at the Midwest SRS
Poster presentations at the Midwest SRS

Teachers, students, U.S. partners, scientists, and alumni from the Midwest region (OH, MI, WI, IL, IN, WI, MO, IA, MN)) are invited to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the fifth annual Midwest Student Research Symposium (SRS). This event will include presentations of student research, professional development for teachers, and networking and collaboration opportunities for all participants.



The United States GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) will not be held this spring due to COVID-19. The SRS leadership team is currently discussing other ways that students could share their GLOBE research. The United States GLOBE Office staff are thinking daily about all of you and are committed to continuing the SRS in future years. Be well and please reach out with ideas on how the GLOBE Partners and the U.S. GLOBE Office can help you #doGLOBE!

Please check with the SRS webpage for the most current information. If you have any questions about the research process or bringing students to the SRS, please use the SRS Teacher Hotline


Location: University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Host: Rose Pertzborn and Michael Notaro, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, May 1

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Check in, registration, and poster set up

6:30 pm

Dinner and Reception (Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science Building AOSS room 811, 1225 West Dayton Street, Madison)


8:00 pm 

Return to Hotel

Saturday, May 2

8:00 am


9:00 am

Tour of Lakeshore Nature Preserve on campus

10:00 am

Student Peer Review Session

Project reviewers gather to discuss review process

11:00 am

Poster Session with Scientist Review

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

Lake Mendota Boat Tour on campus

4:00 pm

GLOBE activities and special measurement activities

Project reviewer deliberations

5:00 pm

Tour of Atmospheric, Ocean, and Space Science building and Geology Museum

Project reviewer deliberations

6:00 pm


7:00 pm 

Recognition and thanks

7:30 pm 

Return to hotel 

Sunday, May 3

8:00 am


9:00 am

Cave Mounds Tour in Blue Mounds, WI 

12:00 pm

Bag lunches at the Cave Mounds


Research Projects:

Student projects will be presented in a poster presentation format. Poster size should be no more than 36" by 48". All projects must use GLOBE protocols or GLOBE data, and data collected should be entered in the GLOBE Database. If you have questions about data entry, please contact your cooperating Partnership and/or see this Data Entry webinar

For more information on the poster review process, see the SRS Project Review page.


Lodging will be at the Wisconsin Union HotelLodging accommodations for Friday and Saturday night will be provided for sponsored teachers and students. Hotel check-in is 3pm and check out is 11am.

Dinner on Friday night and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday will be provided for all participants. 

Participant Travel Support:

Teachers may apply for travel funding support by completing the Funding Application by 01 February 2020. For more information and eligibility, please see the SRS Logistics page. 

Getting to the event:

The event will begin on the UWM campus: Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science Building AOSS room 811, 1225 West Dayton Street, Madison. 

Transportation will be provided for the Cave Mounds on Sunday morning. The hotel is walking distance from the event. If you or your students need accommodations, please contact Jennifer Bourgeault at



What should I wear?

Presentation day (Saturday) is business casual. For other days, wear regular school clothing. Some events will take place outside (see below). 

Saturday 9AM tour of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve will be outdoors, so consider a jacket, mosquito spray, and umbrella if raining. Saturday 2PM boat tour of Lake Mendota will be outdoors on a lake, so bring a warm jacket/hat. In general, on Saturday, we will be walking on campus outdoors at times. For the Sunday 9AM trip to Cave of the Mounds, remember that it is cold and damp in a cave so dress warm.

Should students bring spending money?

Meals during the event will be provided to all participants. If your team is funded through GLOBE, meals during travel will also be covered. Students are welcome to bring money for other incidentals, but it is not necessary. 

Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs type: globe-events

Events origin: United States of America