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Google Announces Global Science Fair with Grand Prize of $50K

Google Announces Global Science Fair with Grand Prize of $50K

Google has announced the kickoff of its fifth annual Google Science Fair, where the winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship, among other prizes. 

The contest challenges students around the world ages 13-18 to "submit projects online across all scientific fields, from biology to computer science to anthropology and everything in between," according to an article on Google's official blog page.

"Science is about observing and experimenting. It’s about exploring unanswered questions, solving problems through curiosity, learning as you go and always trying again," Google said. "That’s the spirit behind the fifth annual Google Science Fair, kicking off today. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, we’re calling on all young researchers, explorers, builders, technologists and inventors to try something ambitious. Something imaginative, or maybe even unimaginable. Something that might just change the world around us."

Prizes, the post said, " include $100,000 in scholarships and classroom grants from Scientific American and Google, a National Geographic Expedition to the Galapagos, an opportunity to visit LEGO designers at their Denmark headquarters, and the chance to tour Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship at their Mojave Air and Spaceport. This year we’re also introducing an award to recognize an Inspiring Educator, as well as a Community Impact Award honoring a project that addresses an environmental or health challenge."

Students have until May 18 to submit their projects, the post said. Regional finalists will be announced July 2, and global finalists will be announced in August 3, according to an article on EdTechMagazine.com.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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