Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition that invites students aged 13-18 to come up with innovative projects across all scientific fields. This year’s edition of the fair is run in partnership with Virgin Galactic, Lego Education, National Geographic, and Scientific American. The main idea behind the fair, is to bring together and award the biggest ideas and the greatest experiments that will help to explore unanswered questions in -science.
Google Science Fair already has a record of producing some impressing projects in years past, including wearable sensors for aging society, breath to speech converter for the disabled, and ultrasonic burner. ITKeyple was especially impressed with a natural bacteria combating world hunger. These examples show the Fair’s potential and justify the need for such an initiative.
“Science is about observing and experimenting. It’s about exploring unanswered questions, solving problems through curiosity, learning as you go and always trying again” writes Miriam Schneider, a member of the Google for Education team, “Big ideas that have the potential to make a big impact often start from something small.”
If you want to do something that might change the world around us, make sure you submit your entry by 19.05.2015.
The judging panel will review the submissions and select 20 finalists that will be invited to show the projects in Google Headquarters. Prizes include $100,000 in scholarships and classroom grants from Scientific American and Google, a National Geographic expedition to the Galapagos, an opportunity to visit LEGO designers at their Denmark headquarters, the chance to tour Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship at their Mojave Air and Spaceport, and more.
The Regional Finalists will be announced on July 7, while the Global ones on the 4th of July.
NB: Should you need any support in preparing your project or reaching out to the organisers feel free to contact us at Contact@ITKey.media and we’ll be happy to assist you!
Emma is a telecom engineer, fond of fantasy books and RPGs