U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia
Students in 5th to 12th grade from across the United States have the opportunity to come together at one of six face-to-face regional Student Research Symposia (SRS) to share the results of field investigations using GLOBE Program protocols or data from the GLOBE database. SRS are held in the spring of each year.
The United States GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) will not be held this spring due to COVID-19. The next in-person Student Research Symposia will be held in the spring of 2021 (plan on the same locations as the 2020 events!). While it is no replacement for an in-person event, we would like to honor the progress and dedication of students working this spring on SRS projects. There will be an opportunity for students to receive feedback virtually. Projects uploaded by May 5, 2020 (note date change) to the GLOBE website and tagged with SRS will be reviewed by STEM professionals who will leave comments on the project page. We also invite GLOBE students to participate in the peer review process (Check out our peer review resources here).
What if my students cannot make that deadline? Can students upload projects any time? Have more questions? Please see our SRS 2020 COVID FAQ.
What are the GLOBE Student Research Symposia and why participate? This flyer explains it all! Share with school boards, administrations, parents and your colleagues.
Have a question? Use the SRS Teacher Hotline to ask questions about the research process or SRS.
There is a $200 registration fee for SRS teams (1 teacher and up to 4 students). Teachers may apply for travel/lodging funding support through a Funding Application (available in the winter of each year). For more information and eligibility, see the Logistics page.
What do past SRS Participants have to say about the experience?
"[The scientific process] doesn't seem scary or impossible anymore."
“The SRS made me realize that science is fun, and there is so much to do within the science field.”
"[The SRS] prepared me for my potential career in science and it prepared me for college"
“The SRS is a friendly atmosphere and most definitely welcoming.”
“It is good to learn from other students that we don't already know and just meet and talk to people of different backgrounds.”
“This was a once in a lifetime experience for my students and I am very grateful for this support. They have returned to school very proud of their accomplishment of participating.”
“SRS encouraged the concept of sharing research information. It was beneficial for the students to understand that the symposium was not a competition, but an opportunity to share, revise, learn, and apply new ideas.”
“The students realize that they can contribute to the scientific community and that their research is important. They feel part of ‘Science.’”
Local GLOBE Alumni are warmly invited to the SRS along with members of the GLOBE International Science Network (GISN) and other national program collaborators.
All GLOBE teachers and students are encouraged to enter the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium using the science practices and research developed during this project timeframe.
The SRS are held in new locations each year. Click on the image below for an interactive map of all the the previous SRS locations!
|Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by NASA (Grant no. 80NSSC18K0135) and Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES). 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 NASA or YLACES.|| |