Google Science Fair

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(Abstracts from press release)

Google is announcing an open call for global entries to its second annual online Science Fair competition. Students age 13 to 18 are invited to submit their research findings about some of the most challenging problems of our day, from renewable energy to cancer research.

The Google Science Fair is built on the idea that talent is universal, but opportunity is not. The competition offers an outlet for young scientists anywhere to test novel ideas that could one day change the world.

From Jan. 12 through March 30, 2012, students across the globe will be able to submit their research projects online in one of 13 different languages. Google is partnering with National Geographic, CERN, Scientific American and LEGO to inspire scientific exploration among the next generation of scientists and engineers, and to unite students around the world in their quest for learning.  In 2011, Shree Bose of Fort Worth, Texas, won first place for her research on ovarian cancer. Her project was one of 7,500 projects submitted by more than 10,000 students in 90 countries worldwide. In addition to a college scholarship fund and international recognition of her research, Shree met President Obama and was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2011 Women of the Year.

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