The first Google Science Fair Grand Finale is today and is just a few hours away. The finalists will meet will huge names in science today at the Google HQ in California. They will present their projects short-listed amongst thousands others to esteemed guests, including inventors and science Nobel Laureates.
The show is tonight, starting at 7:00 PM PST or 10 PM EDT. The whole event including the final awards event will be streamed live on YouTube channel.
From a pool of 7500 entries from over 10000 students from 60 countries, only 60 semi-finalists were chosen. The selection of 15 from these 60 was based on public voting. We had brought this story to you here. This is the biggest science fair in the world and, come next year, it’s expected to get bigger.
The categories for the entries ranged from renewable energy source to prosthetics.
The finalists are now in Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. The prizes include experiences at CERN, Google and Scientific American in addition to $100,000 in scholarship funds. The list of the 15 finalists can be found here. A list of judges along with a short bio of each of them can be found here.
Here’s a short promotional video released by Google.
If you want to get a head start and sign up for the 2012 version of the fair, here’s the link you’d like to visit.
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