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UT to host GLOBE Midwest Regional Science Fair May 14

The University of Toledo will host the GLOBE Midwest Region Science Fair Saturday, May 14, as students will share what they’ve learned from their research on the Earth’s changing climate conditions.

About 25 students joined by their teachers will present their research projects from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Student Union on the UT Main Campus. Students will then hear a keynote address presented remotely from Thailand by researchers there studying mosquitos and participate in student and teacher activities. An awards presentation will take place at 3 p.m.

GLOBElogo_color-arc_lgGlobal Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, known as GLOBE, is an international science and education program that connects students, teachers, scientists and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local communities and put in a global perspective. In partnership with leading science organizations such as NASA and the National Science Foundation, the GLOBE Program sparks student curiosity and interest in science.

The Midwest region of the GLOBE Program includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

“This is a great opportunity for students to practice the skills they’ve learned through their involvement in the GLOBE Program and apply them to address real-world problems,” said Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, UT professor of geography and planning and GLOBE scientist. “Through doing hands-on scientific inquiry, these students create solutions as they gain a better understanding of our global environment.”