U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia

Students at the 2016 Northeast Science Fair

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, students from across the United States have the opportunity to come together at one of six face-to-face regional science symposia (formerly regional science fairs) to share the results of field investigations using GLOBE Program protocols. The grade spans for project review are: grades 5-8 and grades 9-12.

Leading up to the science symposia, GLOBE teachers can view archived webinars, teacher blogs, and participate in open office hours, providing professional development on field investigations and enhancing scientific practices of the natural scientists in classrooms. To stay informed on science symposia developments, please follow this page. For more information on the timeline, registration deadlines, etc. please view our calendar

Teachers, if you are interested in attending with a group of students, please indicate your interest and apply for funding through this Google Form by February 27th, 2017.  Funding decisions will be made by March 27th, 2017.  If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list to learn about upcoming webinars, deadlines, and other Symposia information, please click here.  (See the SRS updates archive here). 

GLOBE Regions of the United States

All GLOBE teachers and students are encouraged to enter the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium in April using the science practices and research developed during this project timeframe. Webinars and teacher blogs will be posted for all teachers to view as they prepare students to enter the 2017 Virtual Science Symposium.

Local GLOBE Alumni are warmly invited to the Science Symposia, along with members of the GLOBE International Science Network (GISN) and other national program collaborators.


April 27-29, 2017

Southeast Regional Science Symposium at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL

May 19-21, 2017

Southwest Regional Science Symposium at Metro State University in Denver, CO

May 19-20, 2017

Midwest Regional Science Symposium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

May 19-21, 2017

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Symposium at the Palmyra Cove Nature Center in Palmyra Cove, NJ

June 2-3, 2017

Pacific Regional Science Symposium at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA

June 1-2, 2017

Northwest Regional Science Symposium at the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD


Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1546713. 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 the National Science Foundation.