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Join 18 January 2022 IVSS Webinar (In English and Spanish) “Conducting a Literature Review for your IVSS Project”

GLOBE community members (four students) in research action

2022 IVSS Theme

The 2022 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) is focusing on “Engineering Solutions for a Changing Climate.” Students are encouraged to think creatively about solving environmental issues through engineering-minded solutions concerning climate change. For the 2022 IVSS, students of all ages are encouraged to think creatively to address issues concerning the environment, especially issues concerning climate change. 

​​​​Reports (Accepted January through 11 March)

Reports for the 2021 IVSS will be accepted from January through 11 March 2022. The Submission Form will be open in early January, so keep an eye out on the IVSS homepage for the upload button.

To stay up-to-date on report submission, and other invaluable 2022 IVSS information, click here.


Webinar (18 January)

Photo of Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa


On Tuesday, 18 January (09:00 a.m. MST), the GIO will be hosting the webinar, “Conducting a Literature Review for your IVSS Project.” The speaker will be Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa, who is the Knowledge Management Chief, Environmental Education Coordinator, and Biontessori's Research Group Leader for Colegio Montessori de Cartagena in Colombia, South America. In 2017, Juan joined The GLOBE Program as a teacher, and in 2018 became a Mosquito Habitat Mapper (The GLOBE Program’s app, GLOBE Observer, tool) Master Trainer. In 2020, he took part in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and is currently a GLOBE's DEI Working Group member. Juan was an IVSS judge in 2020 and 2021.

The webinar will take place in two sections, with Juan presenting the first half (from 09:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m. MST) in English, and the second half (from 09:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. MST) in Spanish. Since literature reviews are a required element for IVSS projects in grades 06-16, this webinar will provide useful tips on how to make the most of your literature review (including searching for primary and secondary references, and making a personal library) – and save time doing it!

To join this webinar, click here. (And keep an eye out for additional webinars in January!)



Important Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Informational Webinar: 06 October (To view the recording, click here.)
  • Projects Accepted: 01 January through 11 March  
  • Project Due Date: 11 March  
  • Judging Webinar: 30 March, 10:00 a.m. MST (To join, click here; passcode: 2022IVSS
  • Judging Period: 30 March through 06 April  
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared: 22 April
  • Drawing for Stipends: 22 April

For more information on the 2022 IVSS, including resources for students and teachers, click here.

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office