(Google) Winners of the Google Science Fair's top prizes include, from left, Lauren Hodge in the 13-14 age category; Shree Bose in the 17-18 age category and Grand Prize competition; and Naomi Shah in the 15-16 age category.
Young Women Bag Google Science Fair Prizes
JULY 12, 2011 In January 2011, Google launched the inaugural Google Science Fair in partnership with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO Group.
The Google Science Fair is a global competition that any student aged 13 – 18 from around the world is eligible to enter. Students can enter as individuals or as teams of up to three. There is no entry fee and participants register and submit projects online.
The 2011 Science Fair culminated in a “once in a life time” celebratory event at Google headquarters in California in July, where finalists competed for internships, scholarships and prizes in front of a panel of celebrity scientist judges including Nobel Laureates and tech visionaries.Today Google announced the finalists on its science fair blog. Lauren Hodge won 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 won 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 won 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.Google states that it created this science fair to celebrate and champion great young scientific talent and give students from around the world the opportunity to compete for amazing experiences, prizes, scholarships and internships.Google Science Fair: google.com/sciencefair