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Record Breaking Attendance at the GME SATELLITES Student Conference at the University of Toledo

Updated on May 3, 2019 - 10:51 AM CDT
Posted on May 3, 2019 - 10:49 AM CDT

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Over 200 Ohio and Michigan students (grades K-16) from 12 schools presented over 100 projects at the GLOBE Mission EARTH SATELLITES Student Conference at The University of Toledo on May 1, 2019. Dr. Kevin Czajkowski and Dean Charlene Gilbert (College of Arts & Letters) handed out the awards with trophies to students per grade level: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, including a Peer Choice Award. Research projects were related to the Earth’s environment, the GLOBE Program and NASA.

Comments from the students

What is the best part of doing GLOBE?

  • We liked that we were able to do our own research and use others research/data from GLOBE.
  • …We got to view scientific questions we had about the world and contribute to NASA.
  • Being part of something important
  • Being able to investigate a topic that we are interested in …
  • Going outside and collecting data.
  • …Meeting and interacting with people
  • …Allowed my creativity to flow

How has doing a GLOBE project made you think about a future career in science…?

  • YES!! My first GLOBE project made me want a career in environmental science.
  • GLOBE has ensured that my passions lie within research.
  • And GLOBE has exposed me to knowledge and techniques that will positively lead to success in the future.
  • …Helps us understand the scientific process and become interested in science …
  • It made me find science more interesting …

To see the all the award winners, go to http://www.globe.gov/web/mission-earth or www.facebook.com/globemissionearth.