Project Review - United States of America
US Regional Symposia- Project Review
Review Feedback Forms:
Just as professional scientists submit their work for peer-review, students at the Student Research Symposia will present their research projects (through a poster presentation) to reviewers - scientists and STEM professionals.
Students will also review each others work. Help your students practice this skill with the peer-review feedback form below and this slideshow about how to be an effective reviewer.
Projects will be recognized that demonstrate exemplary work in an area of scientific research. **In order for a project to receive recognition, it must use GLOBE Protocols and/or GLOBE data. Data must be uploaded to the GLOBE website PRIOR to the SRS.** If needed, ask your local Partnership for support and/or check out the Uploading Data webinar.
The possible categories for this recognition are:
- Use of GLOBE Protocols/Data (use, analysis and visualization)
- Research Process (question, methods, conclusion)
- Community Impact and Engagement
- 21st Century Skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking/problem solving)
Looking for ideas, advice and templates for designing and printing your poster? See these resources!
** If you are a reviewer for one of the Regional SRS, this flyer and video will help you learn more about the reviewer feedback forms and the reviewing format. And check out this helpful guide to being a role model, developed by SciGirls.
Below is an expanded list of criteria for each component of your research.
This list can be used for planning purposes as you complete your research project and prepare for your presentation.
- Clear and focused objective
- Answerable through scientific research appropriate to the scope of the project
- Addresses why project has scientific relevance and interest
- Obvious use of GLOBE protocols and/or data
- Clearly defined variables
- Well designed plan and data collection methods
- Appropriate application of mathematical and statistical methods
- Sufficient data collected to support interpretations
- The metric system is used throughout the project
- Data interpretation with possible sources of error identified
- Conclusion puts findings in context, stating why they are important or relevant
- Describes future research possibilities
- Materials and scientific literature correctly cited
- Logical organization of material
- Graphics and legends clear
- Written content reflects the student's understanding of the research
- Clear, thoughtful responses to questions
- Understanding of basic science relevant to project
- Understanding of interpretation and limitations of results and conclusions