Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environments, Energy and Economics (RIEEE) is a new U.S. Partner to the GLOBE program and, with GEAR-UP, will pilot the program in Western North Carolina. We intend to utilize the GLOBE model to further enhance research and education efforts of affiliated faculty and staff when appropriate and support other units on campus interested in integrating GLOBE protocols and curricula into academic and educational outreach programs.
What is the GLOBE program?
- Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
- Science and education program
- International network of partners, students, teachers and scientists
- Online database of data collected by students and citizens using established protocols
What can I do with it?
- Conduct real, hands-on science with your students
- Collaborate and share locally, regionally and internationally
- Engage students in inquiry-based research
- Access a variety of grade-level activities and investigations that are aligned with NGSS and state curriculum standards
How do my students benefit?
- Improve higher order thinking and science process skills
- Connect science concepts to your own schoolyard and improve self-efficacy in science education
- Increase knowledge and expertise about other regions, cultures, languages and international issues
- Connect aspects of time and space to scientific understanding
We are working to launch the program with information sessions and learning opportunities. Please let us know if you are interested at: https://rieee.appstate.edu/globe, or for more information, contact Grace Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE)
Since 2008, Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE) has fostered interdisciplinary research on the environment, energy and economics, especially the areas in which these subjects intersect. The institute serves as an umbrella organization for three centers: the Appalachian Energy Center, Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA) and the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center (SAEREC). The work supported by RIEEE is integrated into Appalachian’s academic programs, used to facilitate discovery among K-12 student students and teachers, and employed in the region’s economic development. Learn more at https://rieee.appstate.edu.