GLOBE projects focus on student research experiences to explore and learn about Earth through a network of students, teachers, and scientists.

Whether it is a simple exploration of local temperature variation using one of our easy to implement scientist-designed protocols, or an in-depth exploration of the carbon cycle with computer-based modeling, GLOBE projects are grounded in real science embedded in an inquiry-based, collaborative approach.







Our Program

Our program is focused on providing academically gifted students in middle school and high school with opportunities to participate in international science research projects.  The projects are very challenging and prepare the students for college-level opportunities.  Below is a list of the type of research and development projects that our students are presently working on.


  • Alternative Energy (biofuel, wind energy, hydrogen-fuel cell)
  • Environmental Conservation (water conservation, waste management)
  • Food Security
  • Healthcare



As a requirement of joining ECOTEK, all student members must attend a summer science program at a major university.  We assist in helping students in identifying and selecting the program that is right for them.  Below are the summer science programs our students have attended.


  • Michigan Technological University - Pre-engineering Program
  • Michigan State University - Pre-engineering Program
  • University of Michigan - Pre-engineering Program
  • NASA Rocket and Space Program


Start an ECOTEK Affiliate Club for Teachers and Administrators

With the increase in globalization, the need for internationally astute young scientists and engineers is greater than ever before.  To help reach more high performing students, we are offering a limited number of affiliate club licenses.  The minimum number of student scientists for an affiliate club is 15.


As an affiliate club, you and your student scientists will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of global research projects. You will also have access to supplies, lab facilities, hands-on training and access to our global network of international scientists that will help you better instruct and supervise your students through their research.  To get more information on our affiliate club please more


Research Scientist Development Program 2016-17

The purpose of the Research Scientist Development Program is to help students enhance their scientific skills through hands-on-work in a research environment.  The work that students do range from learning how to develop and implement a research plan to learning how to patent and market their own innovations.


Students in this program meet once a week at Ecotek Lab.  Homework is given weekly.  Students are expected to complete all homework, research projects and participate in field expeditions. They are also expected to participate in at least one academic competition and publish one copyrighted research paper.  more


2017 MSTEP Assessment Prep Program

The purpose of the MSTEP Assessment Prep Program is to help prepare students to earn a proficient score in math and science on the Michigan Student Test for Educational Proficiency Exam (MSTEP) and other standardized assessments. more







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