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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Google Science Fair 2012

In case you didn’t already know, Google is looking for young, budding Malaysian scientists!

So if you’re one looking to leave a mark, Google has the right platform for you to shine, impress your peers and celebrate your scientific talent!

The second annual Google Science Fair, launched earlier this year, is an international competition which encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to be curious, ask
questions, and perform science experiments to answer those questions.

Google, in partnership with the European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN, National Geographic, LEGO, and Scientific American invite Malaysian students to post their science projects online so that they may compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Open since January 2012, this international competition also has a special “Science in Action” prize by Scientific American which will be awarded to a project that addresses a social, environmental, ethical, health or welfare issue to make a practical difference to the lives of a group or community, for example: 16-year old Harine Ravichandran‘s 2011 entry to eliminate power outages in rural India.

Project submissions can be in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Korean, or Chinese (Hong Kong or Taiwan).

90 regional winners will be selected from around the world. From this pool, 15 global finalists will be flown to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California to present their projects in front of a panel of esteemed judges. From these finalists, the judges will select a winner in each age category (13-14, 15-16, 17-18), as well as a grand-prize winner. Winners receive once-in-a-lifetime prizes such as:
  • Internships with Google and our partners LEGO, CERN, Scientific American, and National Geographic
  • US$50,000 Google Scholarship
  • A unique experience with one of our partners (e.g. 2011 - 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions)
  • A trip to Google HQ in Mountain View, CA with the opportunity to present your project in front of science luminaries

Hurry! All entries must be submitted by 1 April 2012. Get up and running by visiting www.google.com/sciencefair to learn more, access resources and apply.

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