A video from the U.S. GLOBE Office, located at the Leitzel Center at UNH, about high school students connecting through science will be featured in the 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase, held online May 5 – 12, 2020.
The video, “Students connect through science at GLOBE Symposia,” follows students and their teachers as they attend the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) in Boston in spring 2019. Participants describe how the event reaches diverse audiences, their ability to connect students from different demographics and how participation in the symposia has shown to increase student self-efficacy in the science practices.
“Since the project began in 2015, the GLOBE Program’s Student Research Symposia has provided 776 students with the opportunity to share their science research using GLOBE Program data,” says Jennifer Bourgeault, lead presenter and United States GLOBE Country Coordinator. “Students meet peers from other states, discuss their research with scientists and visit science-related venues to envision themselves in those locations pursuing a STEM career.”
“Students meet peers from other states, discuss their research with scientists and visit science-related venues to envision themselves in those locations pursuing a STEM career.”
Now in its sixth year, the annual STEM for All Video Showcase features more than 170 projects funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching. During the week-long event, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote for their favorites.
Last year’s STEM for All Video Showcase is still being accessed, and to date has had over 76,000 unique visitors from 181 countries. This is GLOBE’s second video submission to the showcase. Andrew Coppens, assistant professor of education, also has a video featured in the showcase.
The STEM for All Video Showcase is hosted by TERC, in partnership with: STEMTLnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, STELAR, CS for All Teachers, NARST, NCTM, NSTA, NSF INCLUDES, and QEM. The Showcase is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1922641).
The annual series of GLOBE Student Research Symposia began in 2015 with funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant #1546713) and is currently funded by a grant from NASA (Grant #80NSSC18K0135) and Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES).