Satellite Data in STEM Education
The 2023 NOAA Satellites Virtual Science Fair (VSF) concluded this month with top projects identified. The VSF involves middle and high school students (G6-12) working with GOES (geostationary) or JPSS (polar-orbiting) satellite data in projects of their own design conveyed via a scientific poster. High school submissions also require a short video where students explain their project, similar to a poster session at a professional conference. By offering authentic STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) engagement to a pre-college audience, this activity serves as a pipeline to society’s scientist of tomorrow and NOAA’s future workforce. Peruse the top projects for a refreshing perspective on student creativity and capabilities:
Looking back at four projects with perfect scores from 2022
Last year for the first (and only) time, four high school projects earned perfect scores in the GOES Virtual Science Fair. To break the tie, several CIMSS and NOAA researchers ranked the posters and poster presentations. Check out the excellent projects and see how you might rank them, then find out who won via http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/goesr/1stPlace2022.html.