The University of Texas at Tyler
GLOBE U.S. Partner
The University of Texas at Tyler is a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) U.S. partner, responsible to recruit, train and mentor teachers in GLOBE Program activities and facilitate student research in schools across East Texas. Students take GLOBE measurements at their schools, on the UT Tyler campus and at the university training facility located at Camp Tyler, just minutes from campus. See how GLOBE works.
GLOBE Activities on the UT Tyler Campus
- Data collection every day
- Integration into UT Tyler courses
- In-service and Pre-service Education courses and workshops
- GEOL 3314 - Oceanography and Meteorology
- Research collaboration with the TxAIRE Institute
- Collaboration with GLOBE ACORN project in San Antonio, Texas
- GLOBE Program ITEST Partner (From Learning to Research) Project
- Authored proposal and served as overall project evaluators
- For more information see: Weather, Climate, Web 2.0: 21st Century Students Speak Climate Science Well
Highlighted GLOBE School in East Texas
In October 2012, UT Tyler trained and facilitated Hawkins teachers and their students to participate in an ongoing science project using GLOBE atmospheric measurements, which they presented at the 2012 GLOBE Youth Science Festival in New Delhi, India. Read more about the GLOBE Science Festival.
Read an article about the 2012 GLOBE Science Festival in the Wood County Electric Cooperative, pp. 20-23.
After receiving training in GLOBE hydrology measurements, Hawkins students expanded their research and participated in a second trip to New Delhi, India, to share their findings with students around the world at the 2014 GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE). One highlight of this adventure included a collaborative effort between Hawkins High School and GLOBE students from India, Croatia, Argentina, France, Nigeria, and Benin to implement a local effort associated with the 'Adopt-a-Highway' program.
The result of this collaboration was a short film featured at the 2015 White House Student Film Festival in Washington, D.C called "THE IMPACT OF GIVING BACK". President Obama applauded their work in the opening of the event! UT Tyler congratulates Hawkins students and their colleagues from around the world on their outstanding accomplishments!
GLOBE is a hands-on international science and education program that brings together students, teachers, scientists and community members in over 100 countries to develop environmental awareness, understanding of other cultures and a sense of global community. GLOBE offers a cross-curricular approach to the study of science, mathematics and technology in conjunction with geography, social studies, languages and the arts.
Teachers in East Texas: Contact the UT Tyler GLOBE partnership to inquire about our GLOBE Training schedule and workshop opportunities.