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Southeast (U.S.) Regional Student Research Symposium

All event attendees (students, teachers, GLOBE Partners, chaperones, etc.) must register individually and sign a media release (available through the registration form). A parent/guardian MUST register their own child. 

Teachers, students, U.S. Partners, scientists and alumni from the Southeast region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and Puerto Rico) are invited to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the fourth annual Southeast Student Research Symposium (SRS). This event will draw teachers, researchers, faculty from across the southeast and US Territories. This event will include presentations of student research, professional development for teachers, and networking and collaboration opportunities for all participants. In addition, the symposia will take full advantage of the rich business, civil rights history, academic institutions and science, engineering and technology venues and numerous fun and engaging attractions Atlanta has to offer.

Please follow this page and 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

Students at the Southeast SRS
Poster presentations at the Southeast SRS

Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, GA

Host: Garry Harris, Center for Sustainable Communities, SMART Academy Center for Excellence, GA

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, May 10

3:00 pm

Registration, Poster Set-Up

4:30 pm

Travel to Site of Reception/Dinner via Shuttle
(Tentative: Atlanta Station)

5:15 - 6:00 pm 

Team Building and Engagement Exercises
(Environmental Scavenger Hunt)

6:00 pm 


6:30 pm

Inspirational Keynote

7:30 pm 

Fun and Engaging Activities and/or Work time as

9:30 pm

Students/Chaperones/Teachers To Hotel

Saturday, May 11

7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast at Hotel

8:00 - 8:45 am

Travel to AMSC Campus via Shuttle
9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Students Peer Review with Elementary School Students, Stakeholders and Local Citizen Scientist
  • Reviewer preparation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Scientists and Researchers Review and Provide Feedback on Projects
  • Teacher professional development
  • Community Citizen Science Engagement
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch in cafeteria

1:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Hands-on Science Laboratory, Robotics Demonstrations, Career Coaching and Mentoring with Scientist, Researchers (Career Cafe
    and College Fair), Team Exercises and Activities
  • Reviewer Deliberations

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Team and Special Teacher Recognitions, Evaluation and Closing

4:00 pm

Hello, Atlanta: Downtown Experience and More (optional)

CNN Center, and Food Court; Fern Bank Museum, College Food Ball Hall of Fame, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Aquarium, Atlantic Staton, New World of Coke, Martin Luther King Center, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, SkyWheel, Hard Rock Cafe
Note: Most within Walking Distance of the Hotel Embassy Suites)


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. 

For more information on the poster review process, see the SRS Rubrics.

Participant Travel Support:

Teachers may apply for travel funding support by completing the Funding Application by February 1, 2019. For more information and eligibility, please see the SRS Logistics page. 

Lodging accommodations for Friday night will be provided for sponsored teachers and students. Dinner Friday and Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday will be provided for all participants.


Participants will stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel (in Downtown Atlanta).

Getting to the Event:
There is plenty of parking at the Atlanta Metropolitan College Conference Center. Students and teachers who are flying to the event should fly Atlanta Hartsville Airport. From there either rent a car or reach the facility by MARTA Train and Bus. It is less than a half hour drive to the campus from the airport. The hotel is about 20-25 minutes drive depending on
traffic. The hotel is directly accessible by MARTA Train.

Other Travel and Attractions:
There is also light rail service near the hotel that can provide access to many downtown features including restaurants, parks, major attractions such the CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, Centennial Olympic Park, Hard Rock Cafe and many others.



What should I wear?

Presentation day (Saturday) is business casual. For other days, wear regular school clothing. 

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 be covered as well. 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