UND scientist, Dakota Science Center team up to help teachers expand science in the classroom

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John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences


International GLOBE program facilitates network of K-12 teachers interested in STEM

WHO: GLOBE trainers Matthew Gilmore, associate professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Dakota John. D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Laura Munski, executive director, Dakota Science Center; and a group of area K-12 teachers and teachers-in-training.

WHAT: GLOBE Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshop in Grand Forks

WHEN: Online pre-workshop training (two hours) is Friday Aug. 4; workshop is Monday Aug. 8 and Tuesday Aug. 9.

WHERE: Clifford Hall 264 on the UND campus.


The University of North Dakota is a GLOBE Partner institution, with Atmospheric Sciences as the lead department. Matt Gilmore is the Department of Atmospheric Sciences GLOBE Partner Coordinator. The Dakota Science Center is the outreach education facilitator for the program.

GLOBE improves student understanding by taking measurements, analyzing data, and participating in research with other students and scientists engaged in cutting-edge Earth Systems Science research. The GLOBE investigation areas include; atmosphere, Earth as a system, hydrology, land cover/biology and soil. GLOBE provides students with a more integrated view of the various subjects they study and supports curricula interconnections in all areas. GLOBE encourages teachers to collaborate between disciplines and motivates students by showing the interconnections and meaningfulness in what they are studying.

Announced by the U.S. government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.The program’s vision: A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.

For details about the upcoming GLOBE workshop in Grand Forks, please see attached workshop plan and syllabus.