Student Research Symposia

Frequently Asked Questions


What does an SRS include?

  • A session where students present their work to their peers

  • A session where scientists review the posters and give pointers on areas for improvement or further investigation

  • Students are treated to a visit to a local attraction such as a science museum, aquarium, etc.

  • Keynote speaker after dinner

  • Students are provided with a chance to meet professional scientists and have their questions answered

How does an SRS work?

  • SRS are held annually across the United States

  • SRS lasts a day and a half

  • Local arrangements and sponsorship provided through GLOBE partners

  • Students in 5th-12th grade conduct environmental research projects on topics of their own choosing

  • Projects are individual or can be in teams of up to four members

  • Students bring reports of their work to an SRS for their region

  • Travel support provided for at-risk and underrepresented students​

  • Housing provided for those coming from away

  • Meals and special activities provided for all attendees


How can teachers get involved?

Find out here.


Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.


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