US Regional Symposia- FAQ

Who can attend the U.S. GLOBE SRS?

I'm a teacher, what do I need to do to participate in the SRS with my students?

Can I participate in the SRS with students that are part of an after school program? Homeschool program?

Can you remind me about the deadlines, webinars and other information?

What size should the poster be?

How many students per project?

Where can I ask my questions about the research process or the SRS?

Who is eligible for funding support?

What region am I a part of? Can I attend another region's SRS?

What should I wear?

Should my students bring spending money?

Who can attend the U.S. GLOBE SRS?

The U.S. GLOBE SRS are open to middle and high school student-teacher teams (grades 5-12) that are doing research using GLOBE Protocols and/or GLOBE data. Teachers may bring multiple student teams (a student team is a group of 3 students or less that worked on the same project). Teachers must be registered GLOBE teachers. To become a GLOBE teacher, see the GLOBE Get Started Overview.

I'm a teacher, what do I need to do to participate in the SRS?

Please continue to follow the Symposia webpages for information regarding the 2020 U.S. GLOBE Student Research Symposia. Registration will open in the spring of 2020. To apply for travel funding, please see the Logistics page. 

Can I participate in the SRS with students that are part of an after school program? Homeschool program?

Yes! As long as you are using GLOBE protocols and/or GLOBE data, we welcome you to participate!

Can you remind me about the deadlines, webinars and other information?

Yes we can! If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list to learn about upcoming webinars, deadlines, and other Symposia information, please click here.  

What size should the poster be?

Posters should be no more than 36" x 48" (3 x 4 ft). They will either be pinned to a poster easel or attached to a trifold board. 

How many students per project?

We recommend between 1-3 students presenting on each poster. 

Where can I ask my questions about the research process or the SRS?

Email the SRS Teacher Hotline. You will be connected with an experienced GLOBE teacher who can discuss your question over a brief phone call.  Please provide your name, phone, grade-level taught, and best time to reach you along with your question. 

Who is eligible for funding support?

Travel funding (made possible by NASA and YLACES) priority will go to under-served and under-represented teacher-student teams who do not already participate in science symposia/fairs, are from schools where a majority of students receive free and reduced lunch, and where English is not the first language for many students.  After that, funds will be distributed until they are expended. To apply for travel funding, please see the Logistics page.

What region am I a part of? Can I attend another region's SRS?

Use this GLOBE map to locate your region. Each SRS is only open to students and teachers that are from that region.

What should I wear?

Symposium day is business casual. For all other days, wear regular school clothing. 

Should my students bring spending money?

Meals during the event will be provided to all participants.  The events for some regions are held in locations with gift shops. See your region's individual event page for more information.