"GLOBE is an international collaborative -- a worldwide community that promotes global awareness, scientific literacy and attention to real-work issues," Murphy said. "We will continue to raise the next generation of scientists through our robust offerings including: the Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC), extensive hands-on teacher training; a robust and interactive website and social tools; and support of our international partners to ensure that GLOBE remains at the forefront of global science education."
Dr. Murphy was selected following a rigorous search. Acting GLOBE director, Hanne Mauriello, filled the position shortly after the passing of Dr. Andy Tasker earlier this year. Dr. Tasker had been deeply involved in GLOBE since 1996, first serving as national head of GLOBE in the United Kingdom and later becoming its Director. He was a passionate champion of The Program, education and the environment. "As a longtime GLOBE Partner, Tony is keenly aware of the value of GLOBE," Mauriello said. "I have great confidence that he will provide GLOBE with distinguished leadership. I am delighted to have him join us."
Funded primarily by NASA with support from NOAA and NSF, GLOBE is an international science and education program that connects a network of students, teachers and scientists from around the world to better understand, sustain and improve Earth's environment at local, regional and global scales. By engaging students in hands-on learning of Earth system science, GLOBE is an innovative way for teachers to get students of all ages excited about scientific discovery locally and globally. To date, more than 23 million measurements have been contributed to the GLOBE database, creating meaningful, standardized, global research-quality data sets that can be used in support of student and professional scientific research. Since beginning operations in 1995, more than 1.5 million students and 59,000 trained teachers from more than 25,000 GLOBE schools in 112 countries have participated in GLOBE. For more information or to become involved, visit www.globe.gov.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the UCAR Community Programs (UCP) on behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University Community. It should be noted that any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.
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