21 September 2018
Google’s Science Fair competition is now open for entry
Google Science Fair is open for submissions until 12 December 2018 for those between 13 and 18 years of age.
The competition, which first took place in 2011, has been a place for global learners to share and develop their science initiatives, and possibly win exclusive prizes from Google and sponsors alike.
The possibilities for African entrants are tangible too. The last grand prize winner, Kiara Nirghin, was born in South Africa.
In a blog post about fair’s commencement, Google interviewed Nirghin, who designed a way to help alleviate the effect of drought on crops using fruit waste as water retaining polymers.
Her advice to those who wish to enter?
“Asking is always the first step to discovering an answer that will make a difference or solve a problem,” she told the company.
On its Science Fair website, Google provides tools for those students and teachers interested in the competition.
The grand prize is a US$50 000 scholarship from Google, while other prizes include a trip to Virgin Galactic, Lego’s and Google’s headquarters, along with many products and devices from partnering brands.