Google Inc. has launched a call for proposals on line aimed at adolescents from all over the world to develop scientific and technological projects. In collaboration with LEGO, Virgin Galactic (the branch of space travel from Virgin) and the magazines National Geographic and Scientific American, the company organizes Google Science Fair.
the 20 finalists, accompanied by one of their parents or legal guardians, will travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, to present their projects before the jury and compete for one of the awards listed below.
the winner of the contest will receive the “Grand Prix”, which consists of a scholarship of $50,000, with the aim of expanding the education of the winner. If the prize winner is a computer, the value of the grant will be divided equally among its members.
there are other prizes including a trip to the Galapagos Islands, a visit to the headquarters of LEGO in Denmark and the opportunity to meet the new Virgin Galactic spacecraft at the station Mojave Air & Spaceport in California.
can participate young people around the world between 13 and 18 years of individually or in teams.
your projects or proposals may be based on any scientific discipline: biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and anthropology.
some requirements that the project must include:
which is the reason that attracted you to investigate on this specific aspect of science, computer science, or engineering.
Question or problem that you’ve investigated, as well as hypothesis or the result you have predicted.
A general description of your research.
The method or technique you used in your test or experiment.
What they’ve discovered.
Your conclusion: do the experiment or the test results support your hypothesis or the result that you predicted?
Which utility will have your discoveries in the area that you have researched.
What could you do subsequently.
If you want, you can include a presentation that you create with Google Presentaciones (20 slides at most), or a two-minute YouTube video.