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Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy 2022 Student Research Symposium Highlights

Regional in-person Student Research Symposia (SRS) were not held in 2022 due to the ongoing COVID pandemic; however, with support from NASA Grant no. 80NSSC18K0135 and Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES), the GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office was able to support in-person local SRS where students shared the results of field investigations using GLOBE protocols or data. Learn more about all of the 2022 local SRS here.

During the afternoon on 11 May 2022, twenty-seven students from three schools attended a Student Research Symposium at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy in Metairie, LA, hosted by GLOBE Teacher Kristin Oliveri. The event was supported by GLOBE Partner Diane Maygarden at the University of New Orleans.

a research poster at the Kenner Discovery Health Science Academy student research symposium
The event started with poster sessions of the twelve projects. Each project was reviewed by STEM professionals, and each student peer reviewed three projects each and completed feedback forms.

Thank you to the reviewers: Linda van Aman, Mary Mysing Gubala, and Tanee Janusz (Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans); Diane Barth (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service); Donnie Davidson (National Park Service); GLOBE Partner Ivan Gill (University of New Orleans); Carol Franze (Louisiana Sea Grant); and Sam Commagere (Urban Conservancy).

Once all the projects were reviewed, STEM professionals led students in three GLOBE activities: water transparency and pH, surface temperature and cloud cover, and air temperature and soil temperature.

Before the day ended, students enjoyed refreshments and were able to talk more with the STEM professionals and review “glows and grows” for their projects. 

Congratulations to all the student researchers!

Image: a student research poster at the Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy SRS.

Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS)

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