Google's Online Science Fair winners

One year ago, this blog highlighted the unique opportunity of the Google’s Global Online Science Fair. Well, the fair was a success and the winners have been announced. According to a Google website, Over 10,000 students from 91 countries submitted amazing science experiments. With project topics ranging from “Can I program a robot in English?” to “Can I make a sailboat even faster with a winged keel,” to “How does marinade affect carcinogen levels in grilled chicken?,” we were fascinated, inspired and awed by the young scientific talent across so many fields all over the world.”
The winners are:

  • Lauren Hodge in the 13-14 age group. Lauren studied the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken.
  • Naomi Shah in the 15-16 age group. Naomi endeavored to prove that making changes to indoor environments that improve indoor air quality can reduce people’s reliance on asthma medications.
  • Shree Bose in the 17-18 age group. Shree discovered a way to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients when they have built up a resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs.

And here is an inspiring YouTube video of the winners describing their experiences and experiments.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmnAFj4Y3tc[/youtube]
 
And for those ready to take the plunge in 2012, here’s the promo video inviting participation. Submissions are being accepted on the site until March 30, and regional finalists will be chosen in May, and 15 finalists will be selected in June. The winners will be announced at Google’s headquarters on July 23, 2012.
How to enter? Watch the video below.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sElBwQkK4mE&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube]

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1 Response to Google's Online Science Fair winners

  1. Amelle says:

    Hi,
    I stumbled on this blog looking for the dangers of insufficiently cooked bbq grill meats and have just watched the video of the Google Science Fair winners and I am amazed by the accomplishments of these kids.
    I was particularly impressed by the findings of Shree Bose regarding treatment of ovarian cancer, and of those of Lauren Hodge who has provided me us with a simple solution of using certain ingredients in marinades to reduce carcinogens in grilled chicken.
    I can’t wait for the next batch of winners and what they’ll come up with!

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