Google Science Fair 2014 is an international level science and technology competition that allows and encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18. The idea of this science fair is to allow students to be a little more curious, to encourage them and empower to ask questions and seek answers, and individually perform science experiments to answer those questions. It is in partnership with CERN, The Lego Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American, that Google has conducted this competition and invites students all over the world to post their science projects online so that they may compete for a vast and wider global recognition, appreciation, win prizes and scholarships, and be a part of an exciting and incredible experiences.
Every year, the science fair is more international and diverse than the previous year. There are thousands of entries from more than 100 countries, and topics ranging from recycling, robotics, computer science to biology, disease detection and control, and creating a model/ system of social cause to help the victims or addicts. All of the inventions require a lot of creativity, improvisation, review and enhancement. These are the predominant stages of a life-cycle of any creation by human beings. When the entries are extremely creative and the designs are too attractive and endearing, it is always a difficult task for the judges to evaluate, but nonetheless, they are always impressed by the quality of the projects. The high quality projects always pose difficulty in terms of evaluation on the creativity, scientific merit and global relevance of each submission to narrow down the entries to just 90 finalists in the end.
Google Science Fair's aim is to bring a collective crowd of highly creative and intellectual children that are driven by science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The prizes for the Google Science Fair include a $50,000 scholarship from Google, a trip to the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions, experiences at CERN, Google or the LEGO Group and digital access to the Scientific American archives for the winner’s school for a year. Scientific American also awards a $50,000 Science in Action prize to one project that makes a practical difference by addressing a social, environmental or health issue. In this extravagant and informative experience, the competition allows the children to focus on research, industry, technological improvements and future plans in a particular industry, and doing an excellent service to the whichever industry the candidate's innovation and idea fits in. The idea here is to bring awareness to the global science enthusiasts to be more involving, more challenging and more innovative than before.
The lessons and ideas learned in Google Science Fair allows the candidate to develop new skills, new interest, new form of thinking and hone all those skills into a strong craft. In the previous years, there have been candidates that were highly intellectual, skilled and had the knack for understanding problems in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, human anatomy, diseases, society, human behavior and psychology and there was an incredible amount of interest in studying those subjects that mattered to them and moved them. In the coming years, there will be many candidates that will show an utmost fulfilling skill and try to improve it, Google Science Fair allows the candidate to show them by making a project and making something that resonates in many future generations' lives.
Google Science Fair is conducted as an international science competition event and it is one of the most prestigious science competitions in the world to participate in. There are only 16 days left to enroll and then participate in this amazing event. Participation is a great way to meet like-minded people in the fair, but winning it will take a step ahead of everyone, and it could prove to be a life changing experience. In order to participate, there are a set of rules that participants are expected to adhere to. The link below has listed all rules and instructions.
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