More than 50 students from Ohio and Michigan ranging from second grade to high school seniors will present 30-plus research projects related to the Earth’s environment Wednesday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The University of Toledo.
The GLOBE Mission EARTH’s Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space (SATELLITES) Student Conference will take place in Thompson Student Union. This is the first face-to-face student conference since 2019.
Fifty-three students (grades 2-12) from Ohio and Michigan from eight schools will present more than 30 projects at the SATELLITES Student Conference. The 13 participating schools are the following:
• Airport High School, Carleton, Michigan;
• Cloverleaf High School, Lodi, Ohio;
• Crestwood High School, Dearborn Heights, Michigan;
• Melvindale High School, Melvindale Michigan;
• Millcreek-West (Hilltop) School, West Unity, Ohio;
• Noble Elementary School, Detroit, Michigan;
• Noble Middle School, Detroit, Michigan;
• Northwestern High School, Detroit, Michigan;
• Renaissance High School, Detroit, Michigan;
• Patrick Catholic School, Carleton, Michigan;
• Thirkell Middle School, Detroit, Michigan;
• Wager Middle School, Carleton, Michigan; and,
• Wooster City Schools, Wooster, Ohio.
Students will be divided into two groups so that they can view fellow students’ projects and select the “Peer Choice” award. Local scientists and UToledo researchers will serve as judges.
The day will end with an award ceremony where students in grades 3 through 5, 6 through 8, and 9 through 12 can receive first-, second- and third-place awards.
This effort is led by Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, a professor of geography and planning in the UToledo College of Arts and Letters. Since his GLOBE Mission EARTH project began in 2015, Czajkowski has been continuously expanding his work to transform how K-12 science is taught in the United States using more hands-on experiments and direct observations to solve environmental problems.
GLOBE Mission EARTH has expanded to 42 countries with more than $24 million in funding and partners including NASA Langley Research Center, Boston University, Tennessee State University, Palmyra Cove Research Facility and University of California at Berkeley.