Google Science Fair

21st September 2018

By Rashi Agarwal

Google Science Fair is a global, online science and technology competition that encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to share their ideas with the world. In partnership with Virgin Galactic, LEGO Education, National Geographic, and Scientific American, Google invites students to submit their STEM projects and compete for prizes, scholarships, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Google announced that it has opened the 2018-2019 edition of the Google Science Fair, a global online science, technology, engineering, and math competition dedicated to teenagers. Submissions are now open until December 12, 2018. The finalists will be announced in May 2019. All young people who reach this point of the competition will go to the final event to be held in Mountain View, United States, in July 2019.

They have some great awards and prizes:

  • The grand prize offered by Google is a USD 50,000 scholarship to finance the winner’s schooling;
  • LEGO Education Award: USD 15,000 educational scholarship, alongside a visit to Lego headquarters in Billund, Denmark;
  • National Geographic Explorer Award: An educational grant of USD 15,000 and a year of mentoring for the project. In addition, the winner will start on an 18-day trip to the Galapagos Islands;
  • Scientific American Innovator Award: USD 15,000 scholarship and Scientific American;
  • Virgin Atlantic Pioneer Award: USD 15,000 scholarship, a year of mentoring for the project and a visit to Virgin Atlantic.

To see the works of past winners click here

This competition inspires young people to share their ideas with the world. It emphasises on the fact ‘No idea is too big or too small’. It encourages young people to find innovative ideas that will bring positive changes in the world and solve real problems.

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