Student Research Symposia - United States of America
U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia
U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia
Show off your hard work and share the results of your GLOBE research investigations at one of our Student Research Symposia (SRS). Available for students from 5th to 12th grade, our SRS offers you the chance to discuss your project with STEM professionals, share ideas and learn from your peers, and explore STEM careers. The SRS are held every spring in each of GLOBE's six regions throughout the United States.
COVID-19 Update: Educators and Partners can apply for Student Research Symposia Funding for spring of 2022!
(Updated Feb 11, 2022) After a discussion with the sponsors regarding the current state of COVID-19 and looking through the feedback from teachers who normally attend the events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Regional SRS for the spring of 2022. However, we will be supporting in-person local events. The U.S. GLOBE Office, with support from NASA (Grant No. 80NSSC18K0135) and YLACES, is accepting proposals of no more than 2 pages for local, in-person, one-day Student Research Symposia (SRS). Deadlines, details and where to upload your proposal can be found here.
We also encourage you to upload your GLOBE Student Research Reports with the "Student Research Symposium" tag at any time!
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- What is a GLOBE Student Research Symposium?
- Funding & Registration
- Participant Testimonials
What is a GLOBE Student Research Symposium?
Participating in a GLOBE Student Research Symposium is a great way to involve students in authentic research experiences while demystifying the scientific process. Additionally, past student participants reported significant gains in their confidence, skills, and interest in science as a result of participation in a GLOBE SRS event.
Our SRS also provide ample opportunities for teachers. Through webinars on facilitating student research, in-person professional development, and face-to-face networking with scientists and educators in your region, teachers can use the SRS to expand their network and bolster their own educational skills.
GLOBE Alumni, GLOBE International Science Network members, and other national program collaborators are also warmly invited to join their regional SRS.
Tip: All GLOBE teachers and students are encouraged to enter the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium using the science practices and research developed for the SRS.
Funding & Registration
An SRS team consists of 1 teacher and up to 4 students. To register your team, you must:
- Sign a media release form and complete a registration form (per participant)
- Pay a $200 registration fee (per team)
- Optional: Apply for travel/lodging funding support through a Funding Application
Read about what past students and teachers have to say about their SRS 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.’”
Every year, our SRS are held in new locations within each region. To see where we've held our previous events, click on the map below to find an interactive map detailing our symposium locations dating back to 2016.
To stay up to date about our upcoming webinars, deadline, and all other topics related to our Symposia, subscribe to our mailing list.
Tip: You can find any of our past updates in our SRS updates archive.
For further questions about the research process or anything related to SRS, contact our SRS Teacher Hotline.
|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.||