Google science fair: Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) takes great pride in helping develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders. The search engine company does this in many ways, including through its popular Google Science Fair.
The 2013 Google Science Fair was one of the most successful ever, and not just for those who came out on top. Everybody who participated learned more about themselves, the world, and what the future holds.
Yesterday, the finalists for the 2013 event met at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. At this time, the participants, representing eight countries, presented their projects to a panel of judges.
If you think it was easy to make it to Mountain View, you may want to reconsider this notion. Did you know that the top 15 projects were selected from thousands upon thousands of entries? Additionally, these entries came from young scientists from more than 100 countries.
As you can imagine, choosing the three winners of the Google Science Fair was no easy task. After all, the participants were invited to company headquarters because their project has something special to offer.
Unfortunately, there could be only three winners, one each in the following categories: 13 – 14 age group; 15 – 16 age group; and 17 – 18 age group.
Now, let’s take a closer look at who came out in top in each group.
For the 13 – 14 age category, Viney Kumar of Australia was the big winner with the following project: The Part (Police and Ambulances Regulating Traffic) Program.
For the 15 – 16 age category, Ann Makosinski of Canada came out on top with her “The Hollow Flashlight” project.
For the 17 – 18 age category, Eric Chen of the United States was named the winner. His project was entitled “Computer-aided Discovery of Novel Influenza Endonuclease Inhibitors to Combat Flu Pandemic.”
There is no denying the fact that these three young scientists are going to do big things in the years to come.
Thanks to the Google Science Fair, these participants, among many others, were able to work on a project they truly cared about with the hopes of coming out a winner.
The winners for this years science fair will take home prizes from Google, LEGO, CERN, National Geographic, and Scientific American.
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