Teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are invited to submit science projects in the Google Science Fair 2011.
Participating in the global science fair could be a wonderful life changing experience for a young, budding scientist, or team of scientists, and could result in receiving one of the wonderful prizes available.
Google Science Fair 2011 is a global online science competition for teenagers between the ages of 13-18 years old. Quite a few highly recognizable scientists and science organizations are helping with the science fair. Notable organizations such as CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American, The LEGO Group and Google have partnered to make Google Science Fair 2011 happen.
One Grand Prize winner will be picked from 3 finalist winners. The three finalist winners will represent their appropriate age category from 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 years old. One from each age group will be a finalist and in the running for the Grand Prize.
Prizes include a $50,000 (US) scholarship, 10 day trip to the Galapogos Islands with National Geographic Endeavour, $25,000 (US) scholarship, LEGO prizes, 12 month access to Scientific American archives for their school, trips to CERN, trips to Google, virtual internship with LEGO Mindstorms R&D team, trip to Scientific American’s New York office and many others. Visit the Google Science Fair 2011 Prizes page for the full list and descriptions of prizes.
Visitors and members from NeuroscienceNews.com may want to give their best attempt at a neuroscience project. Neuroscience projects could fit into a few of the categories available including behavioral and social sciences, computer science and math, biology, chemistry, inventions and innovations, physics and electricity and electroncs.
Some of the scientists, teachers and innovative leaders scheduled to be involved include:
Kary Mullis – Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Rolf Heuer – Director General of CERN
Spencer Wells – Geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Tierney Thys – Biologist and Filmaker at National Geographic
Alice Bell – Senior Teaching Fellow: Science Communication, Imperial College
Vint Cerf – Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Mariette DiChristina – Editor in Chief, Scientific American
Dean Kamen – Inventor & Physicist
Marion Nestle – Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies,and Public Health, New York University
Peter Norvig – Google, Director of Research
Veena Sahajwalla – Director Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology
Thomas Taha Rassam Culhane – Urban Planner, National Geographic
Many great scientists fell in love with science after participating in a science fair. If you know of any young teenagers with a thirst for science information, or if you are a teenager that has been visiting this site to read up on the latest neuroscience news, the Google Science Fair 2011 awaits.
Go forth and start your path to making the world a better place with science.
Registration is open until April 4, 2011.
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