Google Seeks Next Big Thing Via Annual Science Fair [DETAILS]
Google is searching for the next big thing using its third annual Google Science Fair where students ages 13-18 can submit their ideas to change the world via their online application.
Google will award a $10,000 cash grant to the grand prize winner's school. There will also be a new category, dubbed the "Inspired Idea Award", which will be voted on by the public for the project with the greatest potential to change the world. Click here to enter the Google Science Fair 2013.
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"For the past two years, thousands of students from more than 90 countries have submitted research projects that address some of the most challenging problems we face today. Previous winners tackled issues such as the early diagnosis of breast cancer, improving the experience of listening to music for people with hearing loss and cataloguing the ecosystem found in water," Google said.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. In early June, Google will reveal 90 regional finalists (30 from the Americas, 30 from Asia Pacific, and 30 from Europe/Middle East/Africa)--including students from Brazil for the first time.
In late June, judges will pick the top 15 finalists whom will be flown to Google HQ in Mountain View, California for the final event, scheduled for September 23, 2013, which is a bit later than the mid-summer dates of the last two years.
Google's competition is in collaboration with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American.