Google has announced the Top 100 regional finalists of the Google Science Fair 2018-2019. A total of 18 young Indian scientists made it to the top 100 - the highest among APAC region.
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Celebrating the next generation of scientists from around the world, Google today announced the top 100 regional finalists of the 2019 Google Science Fair! The global science competition inspires teens in the age group of 13-18 years to solve real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math. The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in academic scholarship funding.
This year’s competition saw thousands of entries from more than 100 countries representing some incredibly innovative and groundbreaking ideas in science and technology, ranging from health, environment, road safety, water crisis, and even nature and wildlife protection. The entries were evaluated based on the creativity, scientific merit and potential for impact of each submission to narrow down the entries to 100 finalists globally.
From addressing health-related issues to creating more eco-friendly adhesives and fuel to making our water safe to drink, the young students from India presented novel and creative ideas. India accounted for the highest number of entries shortlisted with 18 students from India among the 32 young students from the APAC region; making it among the Top 100. All the regional finalists will receive a prize including Chromebook and goodies from Google.
The top 20 winners will be flown to Google’s headquarters in California in July for a celebratory finalist event and for the last round of judging. The finalists will be chosen by a panel of renowned scientists and innovators. Submissions for the latest edition of Google Science fair were accepted between September 13 to December 12, 2018. The final winner will be announced at a global event in July 2019.