Midwest (U.S.) Regional Student Research Symposium

Registration is now open. Please register by April 18, 2018.

ALL event attendees (students, teachers, GLOBE partners, chaperones, etc.) must register individually and sign a media release (available through the registration form). 

Teachers, students, US Partnerships, scientists and alumni from the Midwest geographic area (OH, MI, WI, IL, IN, WI, MO, IA, MN) are invited to gather and discuss GLOBE student research projects at the third annual Midwest GLOBE Student Research Symposium (SRS). This two-day event will include presentation of the student research entries to reviewers, professional development for teachers and networking opportunities for participants. There will be plenty of time to discuss collaborating within the region too.

Please follow this page and the SRS webpage for the most current information. If you have any questions about the research process or taking students to the SRS, please use the SRS Teacher Hotline

Students at the 2017 Midwest SRS
Poster Presentations at the 2017 Midwest SRS

Hosted by: David Bydlowski, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI


Friday, May 18 

4:00 pm

Check in 

6:00 pm

Dinner and Welcome

7:00 pm

Presentations and Campus Events

9:00 pm 

Head to lodging

Saturday, May 19

8:00 am


9:00 am

Welcome to SRS and Overview of the day
9:45 am

General viewing of SRS Projects


Group 1 - SRS Presentations to Reviewers


Group 2 - Student Congress on Water Quality

11:00 am  

Group 2 - SRS Presentations to Reviewers

11:00 am  

Group 1 - Student Congress on Water Quality

12:00 pm


12:45 pm

Reflection on Morning Sessions

1:00 pm

Student sessions: The AREN Project, NASA Date Projects, US Forest Service, Engineering, WSU Public Health, and GLOBE

1:00 pm

Adult sessions: The REP, Earthforce, and GLOBE
1:00 pm

Reviewer deliberations

3:30 pm

Student Reflections and Evaluation

3:45 pm

 Symposium Awards and Recognition


Science Research Projects

In the registration form, please indicate how many posters you are bringing. Posters should be no more than 36" by 48". Please make sure the GLOBE data you used/collected in your projects are entered into the GLOBE website. Contact your cooperating partner if you are having trouble or have questions. 



Lodging will be on the Wayne State University campus in student housing.


Participant Travel Support

Teachers may apply for travel funding support by completing this Funding Application by February 1, 2018. For more information and eligibility, see the Logistics page.

Lodging accommodations on May 18th will be provided for sponsored teachers and students. Dinner on May 18th and breakfast and lunch on May 19th will be provided for all participants.



What should I wear?

Symposium day is business casual. For all 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 a GLOBE partnership, your meals during travel will be covered as well. Students are welcome to bring money for other incidentals or gift shops, but it is not necessary. 


Event Topics: Science Symposia and Fairs

Event origin: United States of America


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