Google Science Fair

If you are looking for information for the 2020 or 2021 Google Science Fair I’m sorry to tell you that the project has been discontinued since 2019. At the moment it is not known if they will return to take a call for the most famous Science Fair, but it does not seem.

I’m used to internet content disappearing. I understand that they stop the fair, but not that they eliminate all the content with the projects and winners of the two years that could inspire so many kids. Right now all the content that existed redirects to Google Education, the videos have stopped working and the Twitter account is with protected tweets.

If you want to see what the Google Science Fair was and the incredible projects that were going on, in this article they are all compiled.

We hope they will celebrate it again soon.

For those who do not know Google Science Fair is a online science and technology contest organized by Google and in which students from all over the world with ages between 13 and 18 can participate individually and as a team.

Online science and technology contest google science fair

It has some luxury partners LEGO, National Geographic, Scientific American and Galactic. Here the presentation video: The time has come to change the world.

The idea of ​​announcing the contest in Ikkaro is to make it known among the large number of teachers who follow the blog and that you encourage your students to present themselves, last year there was Spanish representation, the projects that reached the regional finals were

  • Study of sepiolite yield in arid zone crops
  • Are we talking about particles?

I believe that the participation of students in this type of competition must be encouraged, which is a very good way to motivate children and young people to enter the world of science and technology and learn to make an effort.

Finalist Projects of the Online Science Contest, Google Science Fair 2013

If you do not know, I am going to present you the projects of the Google Science Fair 2013. You can browse the web, and take a look at everything there is. Is awesome. I love this initiative.

Google Science Fair 2013

For those who do not know

Google Science Fair is an online science contest for students from all over the world between the ages of 14 and 18.

a Google project with some luxury partners

The 2013 winner was a Turkish girl, with her project ¡Cambiate al platano! Use of banana peels in bioplastic production as a substitute for traditional petroleum-based plastic

I don’t know how to evaluate the jury, but I have been impressed by the scale of many of the projects. Do they really do these projects by themselves? I ocn 13 years did not do these things: Yes

I leave you the 15 finalist projects,

The little ones between the ages of 13 and 14

  • PART Program (Police and Ambulances that regulate traffic)
  • Squid-Jet: The Bio Inspired Propulsion System for Underwater Vehicles
  • Superconducting Tapes: A Solution to the Problem of Rare Earths Shortage
  • Ecology or economics: managing the impact of infrastructure projects on endangered species
  • LiTin – Universal hydrostatic densitometer (I only find the link in Russian, keep looking)

Finalists aged between 15 and 16 years

  • Rapid optimization of quantum dot solar cells: integration of quantum mechanical modeling and a new solar absorption algorithm
  • Switch to the banana! Use of banana peels in bioplastic production as a substitute for traditional petroleum-based plastic
  • The hollow lantern
  • Photocatalytic mineralization by nano-ZnO assisted by sunlight: the ecological technique for the degradation of detergents
  • Efficacy of estrogens and progesterone in liver fibrosuppression

Finalists aged between 17 and 18 years

  • An exoskeletal glove that enhances and supports the movement of the human palm
  • Stochastic Monte Carlo Simulations to Determine Breast Cancer Metastasis Rates from Patient Survival Data 
  • Computer-aided discovery of new influenza virus endonuclease inhibitors to combat the influenza pandemic
  • Efficient operations on characteristic 3 Galois fields for elliptic curve cryptographic applications
  • A new implementation of image processing and machine learning for the early diagnosis of melanoma

Don’t you feel tiny next to these geniuses?

You have seen that among the 15 finalists there is no Spanish. I was not expecting any so I was pleasantly surprised to see that we had two representatives in the regional finalists.

  • Study of sepiolite yield in arid zone crops
  • Are we talking about particles?

Why don’t you present the project in English? They are the only ones together with the Russians (3 out of 90 projects) that do not present it in English, which I am sure will have a lower impact.

The second project particularly catches my attention. Where the 3 kids (15 and 16 years old) build mist chambers to detect muons. And they finish the description of the team saying

Looking to the future, we would like to study something related to science and to be able to work on that, everything and seeing how things are, we think it will be very difficult, but thinking about these great projects helps us to continue forward.

Demolition Man. A real shame that at 16 they think that way. A reflection of what happens in our country 🙁

If you liked it and want to see more you can go through last year’s projects

Google Science Fair 2014

How can parents and teachers help?

There is not much time left, this year I have rested on my laurels with the warning. They can be submitted until April 7Check the web, there is all the information.

Google Science Fair 2014 online science and technology contest

If you need to see the type of projects that people present, look at the finalists from previous years.

And last year’s winner, a Turkish girl who devised a method to obtain bioplastic from banana peels.

Please if you send something let us know 🙂

Finalists of the Google Science Fair 2014

The global finalists for the Google Science Fair have already been announced. Like last year the projects seem fascinating to me, and above all super complex.

Google Science Fair 2014 Finalists

It is not my intention to be controversial or troll the Fair, but I am struck by the doubt whether the kids carry out the projects alone. We know they are tutored, but it is one thing to be the mentor and quite another to get involved so much as to be able to be a co-author. ¿how far does the role of the teacher or tutor in these awards go?

Can a 14-year-old really come up with not a Method for the morphological identification of quasars with wide separation gravitational lenses, sIno only if you can be interested and know these topics?

Or maybe you need to rephrase the question. Are there really children of that age interested in these topics? If so, it’s totally amazing, really. They are little geniuses of our time.

I would have liked very much to find a Spanish finalist project. I hope that by 2015 we can see some, and that the teachers and students get ready 😉

Google Science Fair 2014 projects

These are the finalist projects separated by age groups. As you can see we have 3 segments

Within the group of children of 13 and 14 years we have.

  • Chlorella Vulgaris lipid production by reduction of natural nitrogen.
  • Morphological identification of quasars with wide separation gravitational lenses.
  • Reflection: An effective way to avoid cyberbullying
  • Flybot: Imitation of the fruit fly response patterns for threat evasion. (Also nominated for the Computer Science award)
  • Microscope for school presentations with remote control

Group of 15 to 16 years

  • Therenium: A respiratory monitor that does not come into contact with the patient
  • Fight against the world food crisis: Use of diazotroph bacteria as a promoter of cereal growth.
  • Cleanse the world with sunscreen and pencils!
  • Talk: An innovative AAC system for people with developmental disabilities. (Nominated for a Computer Science award and winner of Science in action from Scientific American magazine)
  • Portable Sensors: An Innovative Healthcare Solution for an Aging Society (Winner of the Science in action award from Scientific American.

Group of 17 to 18 years

  • Noninvasive Search for Optimal Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Discharge of waste into water: Biodegradation of naphthenic acids through innovative sand bioreactors
  • Olfactory alarm clock: Revolutionize your mornings!
  • Ultrasonic injectors
  • H2Pro: Portable photocatalytic electricity generation and water purification unit.

These are the projects that have reached the world final, now we will have to wait until September 23 to know the winner.

Do you dare to bet on one in particular?

I am very struck by the project on reflection to avoid cyberbullying, because the theme differs from all other projects and technically with that of ultrasonic injectors that shows us the Ukrainian.

But by application I think that one of those who have a profile or social use will win. Portable sensors, Talk (for people with developmental disabilities) or H2Pro for water purification.

It is that I hallucinate with the projects, and their applications.

Winners Google Science Fair 2014

Google Science Fair 2014 Finalists

The winner of the Google Science Fair 2014 is already known, google science fair to which incredible projects from kids between 13 and 18 years old are presented

This year the award went to three 16-year-old Irish girls (Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow) for their project on the Using natural bacteria to fight the global food crisis. Where they have used the diazotrophic bacteria to help the growth and germination of cereal crops (wheat, oats, barley) Through these bacterial cultures they have managed to accelerate germination by up to 50% and have increased barley harvests by 74%. As the young researchers say:

This improvement in the yield of cereal crops could significantly help to combat the growing challenge of global food poverty and reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture by reducing the use of fertilizers.

You can see the complete project on the Google Science Fair page.

The project participated in the intermediate age category between 15 and 16 years old and has won the prize of its age group and the great prize of the science contest.

The winners of the other 2 stripes have been for:

Flying robots inspired by the fruit fly

Its author is Mihir Garimella, a 14-year-old American.

My goal has been to create a more practical, faster and easier threat avoidance method, inspired by the way fruit flies detect and respond to threats. I have designed a lightweight sensor module modeled after the rudimentary visual system of the fruit fly and have developed algorithms to model the trajectory of approaching threats and their evasion by mimicking the flight behaviors of the fruit fly. Fruit.

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Amazing, with only 14 years …

You can see your project in more detail which has also taken the Computer Science award.

Waste cleaning with sand bioreactors

Winner of the 17 and 18 year old category. Its author is Hayley Todesco, a 17-year-old Canadian.

This project has consisted of the design, construction and verification of the effectiveness of sand filters applied as bioreactors for the biodegradation of toxic naphthenic acids.

Review the complete project and satisfy your curiosity 😉

Finally we make a quick mention of 2 more projects

Convert breath into words for people with disabilities

Winner of the Voter’s Choice Award from the Indian Arls Dilbagi, showing us a Talk device that according to Arls consists of:

Talk is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device (AAC) that allows people with developmental disabilities such as locked-in syndrome and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and even mutes to communicate normally. It is an innovative patent-pending technology that uses the variations that occur in a person’s breathing to help them dictate letters that are later combined to form phrases or to transmit specific phrases or commands depending on the selected mode.

Her project at Google Science Fair.

Portable sensors for an aging society

Winner of the Science in Action award from Scientific American magazine. Its author kenneth Shinozuka, 15-year-old American

I have invented a low-cost, portable sensor technology for the reliable, real-time detection of patients who are absent from their beds. The sensor signal triggered by the patient’s body weight will wirelessly trigger an audible alert on the caregiver’s smartphone

If you are interested check your complete project

And for this 2014 everything is done, we see what 2015 has in store for us and especially to see if we see more Spanish projects and one that will get into the final.

Remember all these names may be the geniuses in a few years.

Google science fairs from other years

If you are curious to meet last year’s finalists you can see our article

And if you’re curious about who won the Google Science Fair 2013 edition in the end. The winner was a Turkish woman Elif Bilging from Istanbul (16 years old), with his project on the use of banana peels in the generation of bio-plastics as an alternative to current petroleum-based plastics. These bio-plastics can be used for example in creation of prostheses or for the insulation of the cables.

A great project that if it works well can reduce oil use and associated pollution.

A consultation with Spanish teachers

I know there are many Technology teachers among the followers of Ikkaro. So I would like to ask why there is no more Spanish participation in the Google contest?

One reason that runs through my head is the «lack of scientific culture»That we have in our country. Here We do not see Fairs or science projects in schools and institutes as in the United States and other Latin American countries.

But is it really because of this, or is it because of ignorance of international projects? Lack of interest from students? Lack of level of students? (the latter I don’t think)

I would like you to give your opinion. We can have an interesting debate.

The Google Science Fair 2015 begins

The deadline for submission of works for the Google Science Fair 2015, the google science fair opens

This year’s Google Science Fair begins to show signs of life with the opening of the deadline for the presentation of works or candidatures 2 days ago and that will last until May 19, is the first key date that we have to take into account of the Google science fair for this 2015.

Also in his Youtube have presented this video where all young people are encouraged to participate. An emotional call to young people to become the scientists of the future.

As in other years we would like to encourage all teachers and parents who follow us to encourage their students or children to participate and let the Google science fair have an important Spanish representation. It’s a good way to encourage kids to set a goal and investigate.

To decide topics to work on, they have left a springboard of ideas to guide you and you can also see the information about Google Science Fair that we have left from previous years to see what the finalists of other editions have done.

  • Finalists 2013
  • Finalists 2014

The phases and the sponsors (LEGO, National Geographic, Scientific American, Vrigin Galactic), everything works the same as other years. They have added some more prize and accolade, you can see it all on the Google page

We’ll see how the little geniuses surprise us this time. If any of your students are encouraged, please let us know.

Finalists of the Google Science Fair 2015

Finalists of the Google Science Fair 2015, the google science fair

The finalists for this year have already been published, and as I am always amazed by the things that kids do, I always say the same thing but it is that I’m left with my mouth open with the projects that are taken out of my sleeve and I can’t help but think that they can’t develop them alone. I wish I was wrong.

See children or kids, creating an immediate diagnosis system for Alzheimer’s, or Ebola, refrigeration without ice or electricity and other topics that I read and that I do not understand.

I have found an automated method to find and characterize gravitational lensing quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). I have used the DR12 data from SDSS to examine the properties of target quasars and their neighbors to determine if these two SDSS objects were images of the same quasar

I leave you with the titles of the projects. For more information on each one you can go to the official website of Google Science Fair

Category 13 years 15 to

  • Automated diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Automatic gravitational lensing for quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
  • Ternary logic elements based on MOSFET transistors
  • A problem in paradise: can the effects of ocean acidification be mitigated by recycling shells?
  • ArduOrbiter: open space, the democratization of low earth orbit
  • Low cost bioabsorbent
  • Developing a molecular “trojan horse” for the early and minimally invasive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
  • VAXXWAGON: an innovative and ecological active refrigeration system without ice or electricity for the transport of vaccines
  • The new way to uncover adulterated goods – Identify liquid by analysis the knocking sound
  • Bot2Karot: manage your garden through your smartphone

Category from 16 to 18

  • Topographic machine vision algorithms for low-cost, rapid hematological diagnosis and parasite detection through Random Forests classification and van Leeuwenhoek type scanning
  • New photovoltaic pavement compounds to remove different kinds of toxins from water
  • Illuminating the future of all children with affordable and renewable energy
    Catch it on the fly: production of biodiesel and hydrogen storage material from chicken feathers
  • Magnetic Positioning Sphere – A single source 3D positioning system using rotating magnetic fields
  • A Multi-Biomarker Diagnostic for Cardiac Disease: Rapid. Portable. Ultra Low Cost
  • Passive dual-purpose condensers for providing potable water
  • Temperature-independent, portable, rapid-response Ebola detection method in the field via silk-derived lateral flow system
  • RevUP: automatic generation of questions from educational texts
  • How do nanotechnologies influence nature?

Which one do you think can win? Bets open

Finalists of the Google Science Fair 2016

Google Science Fair 2016, google science fair

They have just been made known to Google Science Fair global finalists, so you don’t know what it is, it’s about the science fair organized by Google worldwide. And as always, the projects presented are fascinating and it is incredible that they develop at those ages.

Last year’s winner was

Temperature-independent, portable, rapid-response Ebola detection method in the field via silk-derived lateral flow system

It seems that this year old Europe is left without representation in the final …

Global Finalists of Google Science Fair, Google Science Fair 2016

Category 13 years 15 to

  • Ecological and biodegradable compresses Sreshto
  • Automated prediction of the appearance of breast cancer from mammograms where the disease does not appear
  • Point-of-care malaria diagnostic testing using a smartphone and microfluidic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
  • Smartphone application that detects and analyzes Raman backscatter to distinguish different substances
  • Automated water management and monitoring system in rice fields
  • Biocompatible sensor for wound treatment using chitosan and carbon nanoparticles inspired by fractal geometry
  • Styro Filter
  • Detection of metal surface defects through reflection of laser light

Category 16 years 18 to

  • Development of reusable beta-galactosidase capsules for people with lactose intolerance
  • Analysis of rocket guidance systems to improve the efficiency and maneuverability of space flight
  • ExoHeal: use neuroplasticity to provide rehabilitation for stroke patients and offer a remedy for hand paralysis
  • Simple alkane sensor based on a chemical resistor to detect lung cancer in breath
  • Manufacture of low cost nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides by hydrolyzing vegetable protein for agricultural use.
  • KeepTab: an innovative way to aid memory using deep learning algorithms
  • Photovoltaic paint: improvements in durability and processability
  • Fight drought with a super absorbent, economical and biodegradable polymer made from ORANGE PITS

In addition, the winners of a Community Impact Award are already known, they are the following, only the first is in the final

  1. Fight drought with a super absorbent, economical and biodegradable polymer made from ORANGE PITS
  2. A new ecological method to increase the resistance to explosions and impacts of reinforced concrete buildings
  3. Study on the manufacture and use of carbon-coated seashells to filter lead-contaminated waters
  4. Magic seed: transform contaminated water into drinking water
  5. Fish Ermen Lifeline Terminal (FELT)

All the information can be found on the Google Science Fair website in case you want to deepen or learn more about a project, there you have more detailed information. I will be looking forward to the awards ceremony on September 27th. You can place your bets to see which is the winner.

I want to emphasize the section for teachers to see if they are more encouraged and we have a finalist project next year.

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