The team of Isabella Doyle, Nathan LeBoeuf, and Gabrielle Moralez have tied for first place in the GOES National Science Fair sponsored by the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students were required to utilize the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite System (GOES) to study the weather data for a specified location then create a visual presentation highlighting their data and findings.
According to the Space Science and Engineering Center website, the Virtual Science Fair was devised by Margaret Mooney, director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) Education and Public Outreach Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Tim Schmit, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist stationed at CIMSS, along with Vicky Gorman, a middle school teacher from Medford, NJ. They wanted to develop a novel way for students and teachers to learn satellite meteorology, participate in a small research project, and share what they learned.
Teams of 2-4 students, with the guidance of a teacher/coach, created and submitted a scientific poster about their research, along with a video describing their poster and work.
You can view their presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNc-eu0kvvM&feature=youtu.be