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The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN)


The GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN) is the bridge connecting the researchers of today with those of tomorrow. An international coalition of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, members of the GISN work to promote Earth science and education in schools and classrooms. These professionals can act as student mentors for research projects, volunteer as judges for school and virtual science fairs, or form other meaningful relationships with students, teachers and STEM professionals. 
 

Vision

"A global community of STEM professionals cultivating local research that contributes to a global understanding of Earth system science for students, teachers, and other STEM professionals."

Mission

"To enhance environmental literacy by promoting the use and collection of GLOBE data in support of student and GISN member research, supporting and mentoring students and other GISN members in their Earth science investigations, and collaborating with teachers and STEM professionals around the world."

 


 

Get Involved

The GLOBE community spans more than 125 countries, with thousands of trained teachers leading their students in the gathering of quality environmental data. GISN members are part of that community, providing an important professional perspective on the science conducted in the classroom from the elementary to the undergraduate level. 

GISN members can also enhance their own research by expanding their observational network through new Field Campaign or Protocol proposals. This creates a synergistic relationship between the professional science community and GLOBE students, who have uploaded over 200 million measurements to our databases since 1995. These measurements have already exhibited their value in supplementing inquiry-based Earth science projects organized by NASA and other agencies. Furthermore, GLOBE has a host of materials GISN members can use to complement the public outreach and educational components of their project.

Learn more about how GLOBE data has been used in scientific publications

GLOBE students want to contribute in a meaningful way to real-world science that impacts both their community and the world at large. Through STEM professional mentorships, GISN members help inspire the next generation of scientists and increase overall scientific literacy in the general public. 
 

Full Membership

Full members of the GISN must:

  • Work or study in a STEM field related to Earth or environmental sciences
  • Reside or be employed in a GLOBE country
  • Align with the Mission and Vision of The GLOBE Program and GISN in particular

Members must also fulfill one of the following:

  • Hold a B.S. in a STEM field and have at least five years of experience working in a STEM field related to Earth and environmental sciences
  • Be in — at least — their third year of a Ph.D. program focused on Earth or environmental sciences 
  • Hold a master's or Ph.D. in a STEM field and be currently working in Earth or environmental sciences


Early Career STEM Professionals

"Early Career STEM Professionals" are a subgroup of the GISN. To join this subgroup, members must: 

  • Reside in a GLOBE country
  • Not fulfill the requirements of a full GISN Member

Members must also fulfill one of the following:

  • Hold a B.S. in a STEM field and have at least two years of experience working in a STEM field related to Earth and environmental sciences
  • Be in — at least — their first year of a Ph.D. program focused on Earth or environmental sciences
  • Hold a master's in a STEM field related to Earth or environmental sciences 

Before applying to become a member of the GISN, review the membership qualifications. To confirm their experience qualifies for the GISN, potential members can email their Curriculum Vitae (CV) to globehelp@ucar.edu for a "courtesy review" before creating an account and completing the application process. Additionally, for any questions about the application process, email globehelp@ucar.edu.

For people who are new to GLOBE:

  1. Create a GLOBE Account.
  2. Select the button below and complete the GISN Application Form. 
    • Note: The application review and approval process can take two to four weeks to complete.
  3. GLOBE highly recommends completing the assessment for the Introduction to GLOBE module. Additionally, members may complete at least one "Introduction to a sphere" assessment; for example, the Introduction to the Atmosphere.
  4. Complete an eTraining on at least one protocol.
  5. After completing the eTraining module, new members should change the name on their profile to match their preferred name
    • Note: When creating a GLOBE account, members will be automatically assigned the default name of "Citizen Scientist." However, they must change their name in order to proceed with the application process.

For people who already have a GLOBE Account:

  1. Select the button below and complete the GISN Application Form.
    • Note: The application review and approval process can take two to four weeks to complete.
  2. Be sure to complete the eTraining recommendations listed above, if the assessments are active/available.

The GISN application form requires a CV and a short paragraph (250 words) describing how the applicant would participate in The GLOBE Program. Once the application is received, GLOBE will review the CV and send the applicant their GISN membership status results within three business days. Additionally, GLOBE will also send a copy of these results to their country coordinator in order to introduce them and to help ensure their active participation in the program. Find a GLOBE country coordinator in your area

Note: For members who are are accepted into the GISN, some of the information they provide on the form may appear on the GISN Members Regional pages.

 

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