Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Google partners with LEGO Education, Virgin Galactic, Scientific American and National Geographic to award the Grand Prize winner among the top 16 projects, individuals or teams, from around the world. Additionally, there are partner specific awards to celebrate those who solved the world's problems through engineering and experimentation.
The program includes formal project presentations to the judging panel, evening activities, family outings and plenty of time to network at the “Crash Pads” on campus and at the Sheraton Palo Alto.
This year's Google Science Fair finalists traveled from 7 different countries from as close as Cupertino, California to as far as Zambia, Africa. Finalist projects include fighting drought with orange peels and avocado oil, detecting lung cancer early through breath tests, smart wound care for the future, and keeping farms alive on a budget to name a few.
The Google Science Fair concludes with a Community Day Science Playground, where schools from the Bay Area visit the Campus to meet the finalists and watch the award celebration. Hosted by Simone Giertz, self proclaimed “Queen of Sh*tty Robots,” and former Mythbusters host, Kerri Byron, the award celebration kicks off with a message from the International Space Station.
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- 3-day global science and technology competition
- Sheraton, Palo Alto, CA
- Finalists from 7 different countries
- Project presentations to the judging panel, evening activities, family outings and networking at the "Crash Pads"