Google Science Fair
Last week's hugely successful BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition saw over 500 projects compete for this year's young scientist crown. The eventual winner, Amexander Amini took home the €5000 prize and will now represent Ireland at the European Young Scientist in Helsinki next September. The tremendous success of events of this kind now see internet giants Google get in on the act.
Google have just launched a brand new online science project competition, Google Science Fair, for students aged 13 to 18. The global competition asks individuals or groups of up to three to complete a science project and present your methods, results and principle conclusions either in a two minute video or a twenty slide presentation. Entrants must also showcase their project on Google Site. There are some excellent prizes on offer, including a 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islandsa €50,000 scholarship and trips to CERN and Lego. For more information on this brilliant competition, tips for completing your project, full prize details and resources for teachers click here. The closing date for entries is April 4th, so you have loads of time to plan your project.