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Submitting a Report to the 2021 IVSS? Check out the New Student Blog! Reports Due 10 March

It’s just about time to start submitting your reports to the 2021 International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS)! Reports will be accepted from early January through 10 March. The 2021 IVSS will be focusing on Data Analysis. Students are welcome to use new or old data in their projects. The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) is also encouraging students to present research in creative ways – such as using storytelling tools (video, online, etc.).

New Student Blog

GLOBE is starting a Student Blog! The student blog will be a place for GLOBE students to share about their past experiences with the IVSS, the U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS), and GLOBE events. We want to hear about:

  • what you learned working with others during the IVSS process;
  • what it was like working with professionals in STEM;
  • what you would change and/or do differently next time; and
  • mistakes you learned during the process

To complete a blog entry submission, click here.

What Happens After You Submit Your Report? What is the GIO Process?

A recent blog, written by GIO Outreach and Training Specialist Amy Barfield, explains the process. “Have you ever wondered what happens after you press submit on your International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS) report? GIO Education team gets to work!”

To read the blog, and learn about the “triage” process, click here.

Informational Webinars

In October, GIO hosted two webinars designed to help introduce data science skills and resources, as well as one general informational webinar covering the 2021 IVSS. In November, GIO hosted two dual-language webinars: the first webinar (in English and Spanish) was presented by Alejandro Mundo (a CCRI Educator/Associate Researcher at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies) on creating a scientific poster; the second webinar (in English and American Sign Language) was presented by Wade Phillips and Jillian Anderson (both high school science teachers at the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York, USA) on how to develop a good research question.

To view recordings of the October/November IVSS webinars, click here.

Inspiration at Your Fingertips!

Are you seeking inspiration on possible 2021 IVSS research topics? Then check out GLOBE’s current measurement campaigns!

To explore the current measurement campaigns, click here.

Important 2021 IVSS Dates/Events:

  • Reports Accepted: Mid-to-late January through 10 March 2021
  • Due Date for Student Reports: 10 March 2021
  • Judging Webinar: 29 March 2021, 09:00 a.m. MT (To access, click here.) 
  • Judging Period: 29 March through 05 April 2021
  • Feedback and Virtual Badges Shared: 22 April 2021
  • Drawing for Stipends: 22 April 2021

For more information on the 2021 IVSS, click here.

For questions regarding the 2021 IVSS, please email:


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office