"At Google, the only thing we love as much as science is science education" - this is exactly what the internet giant worked on to arrange the world's first global online science competition.
In partnership with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American, the corporation is trying to seek out some of the best young scientists from across the globe.
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The competition is open to all students who are aged between 13 and 18 years, who will have a chance to open the door to unique experiences, scholarships and internship programs. These young scientists will have to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. And all that the interested participants will require is a computer and an internet connection to access the net.
Registration being online, the last date for project submissions is April 4, 2011. Judged by a panel of teachers, 60 global semi-finalists will be announced and their projects will be posted online in the month of May. These projects will then be open to public voting for the 'People's Choice Award'.
The 60 global semi-finalists will then be narrowed down by our judging panel to 15 global finalists who will be announced later in May.
Finally, the 15 global finalists will be flown to Google HQ in California, USA for the Science Fair event and finalist judging round will take place on July 11, 2011.
These finalists will be expected to present their projects before a panel of acclaimed scientists including Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries and household names. One of the finalist winners will be named the Grand Prize Winner.
The Science fair is the result of efforts of many Google employees over the years to create a science forum for young people across the world.
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