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Meet Xv Finalists In Addition To Scientific Discipline Inwards Activity Winner For The 2013 Google Scientific Discipline Fair

Creating a world-class scientific discipline projection is no tardily task, simply this twelvemonth thousands of 13-18 twelvemonth olds from to a greater extent than than 120 countries submitted their projection to the tertiary annual 90 regional finalists, equally good equally the winner of the Scientific American Science inwards Action Award.

From the creation of an exoskeletal glove to back upwards the human hand to managing the demeanour upon of infrastructure projects on endangered species to an early-warning organisation for emergency vehicles, the caliber, ingenuity together with multifariousness of this year’s projects is a will to the fact that immature minds actually tin arrive at world-changing ideas.

The xv finalists volition bring together us at our Mountain View headquarters on September 23 to introduce their projects to an international panel of esteemed scientists for the in conclusion circular of judging. The Grand Prize winner volition have a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands amongst National Geographic Expeditions, $50,000 inwards scholarship funding together with more.

Congratulations to our finalists:

Age 13-14
Alex Spiride (USA): Squid-Jet: Bio-Inspired Propulsion System for Underwater Vehicles
Venkat Sankar (USA): Ecology or Economy: Managing the Impact of Infrastructure Projects on Endangered Species
Kavita Selva (USA): Superconductor Tapes: Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Solution to the Rare public Shortage Crisis
Liza Sosnova together with Tina Kabir (Russia): Lyytinen - Universal hydrostatic densitometer
Viney Kumar (Australia): The PART (Police together with Ambulances Regulating Traffic) Program

Age 15-16
Elif Bilgin (Turkey): Going Bananas!-Using Banana Peels inwards the Production of Bio-Plastic As Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Replacement of the Traditional Petroleum Based Plastic
Ann Makosinski (Canada): The Hollow Flashlight
Yi Xi Kang, Kwok Ling Yi together with Tricia Lim (Singapore): Efficacy of Estrogens together with Progesterone inwards Hepatic Fibrosuppression
Valerie Ding (USA): Rapid Quantum Dot Solar Cell Optimization: Integrating Quantum Mechanical Modeling together with Novel Solar Absorption Algorithm
Shrishti Asthana (India): Solar Light Assisted nanoZnO Photo Catalytic Mineralization - The Green Technique for the Degradation of Detergents

Age 17-18
Charalampos Ioannou (Greece): An Exoskeleton Glove which Enhances together with Supports the Movement of the Human Palm
Esha Maiti (USA): Stochastic Monte Carlo Simulations to Determine Breast Cancer Metastasis Rates from Patient Survival Data
Elizabeth Zhao (USA): A Novel Implementation of Image Processing together with Machine Learning for Early Diagnosis of Melanoma
Eric Chen (USA): Computer-aided Discovery of Novel Influenza Endonuclease Inhibitors to Combat Flu Pandemic
Vinay Iyengar (USA): Efficient Characteristic three Galois Field Operations for Elliptic Curve Cryptographic Applications

We’re equally good announcing the winner of the Scientific American Science inwards Action Award, which honors a projection that makes a practical divergence past times addressing an environmental, wellness or resources challenge. An independent panel has selected Elif Bilgin from Turkey for this honour for her function using banana peels to arrive at bioplastics. Congratulations to Elif, who volition have $50,000 together with and a year’s worth of mentoring from Scientific American to assist railroad train her project. Elif’s projection is equally good 1 of the xv finalists, together with she is withal inwards the running for the Grand Prize Award.

Which of the xv finalist projects practice y'all retrieve has the potential to modify the world? While the official judges volition determine the 2013 Grand Prize Winner, inwards August you’ll live able to participate inwards this year’s contest past times voting for the Voter's Choice Award. Visit the Google Science Fair website August 1-30 to vote for the projection y'all retrieve has the greatest potential to modify the world.

Check dorsum for to a greater extent than details, together with melody inwards alive to reckon the finalist gala on September 23, which volition live broadcast on our website, Google+ page together with YouTube channel. Congratulations to all our finalists. We hold off forrad to coming together inwards Mountain View!

Update July 30: Updated the refer of the Voter's Choice Award (previously the Inspired Idea Award).

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