For talented students whose passion is science research, a new competition has been announced to add to the list of the Intel Science Talent Search and the Siemens Competition. The new competition has been created by…you guessed it…Google. It’s called the Google Global Science Fair. According to Google, “There will be 3 finalist winners, one in each age category 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One of of the 3 finalist winners will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.”
According to Google’s Global Science Fair site, “The Grand Prize winner(s) plus one parent or guardian per winner will win an amazing 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour the winner(s) will visit Darwin’s living laboratory and experience up-close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and domed giant tortoises.”
Oh and the winner also receives $50,000 to use towards their education (it would be split if it’s a team project). The winner also can get a virtual one-year internship through The LEGO Group and get their name on new LEGO designs! How cool. Finalists will receive a $25,000 scholarship to be used towards their further education.
Check out the Google Global Science Fair 2011 page.