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United States Regional Science Fairs

(last updated May 2, 2016)

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, students from across the United States have the opportunity to come together at one of six face-to-face regional science fairs to share the results of field investigations using GLOBE Program protocols. The competition grade spans are: grades 5-8 and grades 9-12.

Leading up to the science fairs, GLOBE teachers can attend live webinars (or view the archive) providing professional development on field investigations and enhancing scientific practices of the natural scientists in classrooms. To stay informed on science fair developments, please follow this page. Teachers, if you are interested in attending with a group of students, please indicate your interest using this Google form:

Regional Map of the United States

All GLOBE teachers and students are encouraged to enter the GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair in March using the science practices and research developed during this project timeframe. The webinars and teacher blogs will be posted for all teachers to view as they prepare students to enter the 2016 Virtual Science Fair.


November 5, 2015 

Teacher Webinar: Conducting Field Investigations
Practicing Teacher Blog Post

November 19, 2015

Teacher Webinar: U.S. Regional Science Fairs Q&A

December 9, 2015

Teacher Webinar: Writing Research Questions 
Practicing Teacher Blog Post

December 16, 2015

Webinar: Preparing for the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair, An Overview of Resources and Rubrics

January 7, 2016

Teacher Webinar: Analyzing GLOBE Data
Practicing Teacher Blog Post

January 20, 2016

Teacher Webinar: Writing Conclusions using the CER Framework
Practicing Teacher Blog Post

February 11, 2016
1pm MST/3pm EST

Teacher Webinar: Putting It All Together - the Science Fair Poster (Communication)
Practicing Teacher Blog Post

March 10-11, 2016

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Fair at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, MD

March 11, 2016

Submissions due for the International Virtual Science Fair

April 29-30, 2016

Pacific Regional Science Fair, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA

May 5-6, 2016

Southeast Regional Science Fair at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS

May 13-14, 2016

Midwest Regional Science Fair at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH

May 20-21, 2016

Northwest Regional Science Fair at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR

May 20-21, 2016

Southwest Regional Science Fair at the University of Texas-Tyler Houston Engineering Center in Houston, TX


The regional science fairs will use the GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair scoring rubric and badge criteria with minimal, if any, modifications.

Local GLOBE Alumni are warmly invited to the Science Fairs, along with members of the GLOBE International Science Network (GISN) and other national program collaborators.

Leadership Team

The project is facilitated by the U.S. Country Coordinator, Jennifer Bourgeault and administered through the University of New Hampshire Leitzel Center, N.H. GLOBE Partnership. The regional leaders are listed in the table below. 

Geographic Area


Geographic Area Leads











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Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1546713. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Events origin: United States of America