Students from around the globe are being challenged to make a difference by taking part in the largest online science fair in the world. The Google Science Fair is back for a fourth year on 12 February 2014. The global online science competition invites thousands of students aged 13 to 18 from around the world to explore an area of science they’re passionate about and enter their projects online.
Students have three months to enter their projects to compete for incredible prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Last year’s Google Science Fair winners explored a new anti-flu medicine, a battery-free flashlight, banana bioplastics and a signaling system for emergency vehicles.
This year’s Fair is sponsored by Google in partnership with LEGO® Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic.
LEGO Education believes this is a critical calling to ensure we are developing the talent required to continue economic development and technological advancement for the betterment of society. The Google Science Fair is a great way to encourage and showcase how today’s student’s innovative projects and designs will help solve tough science and engineering challenges that we face today and in the future.
Announcing the 2014 Global Finalists of the Google Science Fair
From Russia to Australia, France, India and Canada, the finalists — ages 13-18 — have created a diverse set of ideas trying to make a positive change in the world. To see all 15 incredible projects, check them out at the Google Science Fair website.
What’s next? The 2014 finalists will be California bound to compete at Google HQ on September 22 for the three age category prizes and of course, the overall Google Science Fair Grand Prize Award. The competition will end in style with an awards ceremony, which will be live streamed on the Science Fair YouTube channel and the Google Science Fair website. Tune in to be one of the first to find out this year’s winners!
Be sure to cast a vote via the Google Science Fair website beginning September 1 to pick the 2014 Voter’s Choice Award winner and follow @googlescifair and @LEGO_Education on Twitter for more information.