What do you get when you combine incredible intelligence, unlimited imagination, and an inability to set limits? The answer: The top 15 Google Science Fair Finalists.
For the fourth year in a row, National Geographic joins Lego, Scientific America and Virgin Galactic as a proud partner of Google Science Fair which tasks students ages 13 to 18 to come up with innovative solutions to solve real world problems. This year, thousands of students from around the globe entered the competition and these young scientists represent some of the brightest minds in the world.
The 15 finalist’s projects are big, bold and life-changing. Eswar Anandapadmanaban, 16, developed a wireless respiratory device for patients with breathing issues so that they no longer have to wear invasive monitors. 16 year old Arsh Dilbagi’s, project developed a more affordable, faster, and portable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) device that will allow people with speech disabilities to communicate with greater ease. All 15 projects are on display on the Google Science Fair website.
NG Explorers TH Culhane and Zeb Hogan are on the panel of judges who will meet all 15 finalists and select the Grand Prize Winner at Google Headquarters in September. Among the prizes, the winner will travel with National Geographic Expeditions on a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands.
New this year, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite project in the 2014 Voters Choice Award! Be sure to show your support for your favorite project by casting a vote on the Google Science Fair website beginning September 1.
TH Culhane expresses his enthusiasm for the Google Science Fair, saying, “The GSF is not just about post facto rewards for current student achievements but a commitment to build capacity for our common future.”
Posted by Rachel Bruton