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7 Out Of 15 Google Science Fair Finalists Of Indian Origin

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 05 August 2013, 23:43 Hrs
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Google Science Fair 2013


Bangalore: The 2013 Google Science Fair (GSF) has declared its 15 finalists aged between 13-18 years from around the world. Of them, 7 finalists are of Indian origin.



GSF is an on-line science fair competition which began in the January 2011. This world-wide contest is open to all students aged between 13 to 18 years. The young teens are required to present their paper, formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment and conclude the results.



The grand prize awarded to the three finalists include a trip to the Galapagos Island sponsored by National Geographic Expedition, a $50,000 Google scholarship and a chance to have hands-on experience at Lego, Cern and Google, sponsors of GSF.



An NGO called Eduheal Foundation, one of the partners of Google Science Fair help reach out to many Indian Schools and thereby bringing out talent and zest from different parts of India.



Some of the projects submitted by the 15 finalists include solar power-assisted green technique for degradation of detergents, a battery-free flash light, an algorithm for safer encryption, creating bio-plastics from banana peel and more.



Voting for 2013 GSF has begun and will be open till August 30th.



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