The young scientists of the world have established themselves truly impressive people—inventing technologies to get better the accuracy of prosthetic devices, developing video-audio memory aids for dementia patients and improving switch designs to stop train derailments. These are just three of the top 15 projects competing for the grand prize in the opening Google Science Fair final tonight, which we’ll be live streaming at 7pm PDT at youtube.com/googlesciencefair.
Back in January, we launched the first Google Science Fair in partnership with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American. We asked youthful people from ages 13-18 all over the world to submit projects online that were creative, inspiring and groundbreaking. Ten thousand students from 91 countries submitted 7,500 projects, from which our international team of judges chosen the top 15 finalists.
Today, those finalists are at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. where they’ll present their projects to a panel of science luminaries, inventors and Nobel laureates. The winners will obtain amazing prizes including $100,000 in scholarships, internships at Google or our partners and a National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos Islands.
So pull up a chair in your home laboratory and tune in to a live stream of the first Google Science Fair to find out which promising young Einstein will take home the grand prize. The event begins tonight, Monday July 11, at 7pm PDT—watch at youtube.com/googlesciencefair.