Google Science Fair Channel Launched with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American

Google announces the first ever global online science competition, the Google Science Fair, tomorrow, Tuesday January 11th. "Google has partnered with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American to create a new kind of online science competition that's more global, open and inclusive than ever before. Students aged 13 - 18 from around the world […]

Google announces the first ever global online science competition, the Google Science Fair, tomorrow, Tuesday January 11th. "Google has partnered with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American to create a new kind of online science competition that's more global, open and inclusive than ever before. Students aged 13 - 18 from around the world are invited to enter and compete for awesome once-a-lifetime experiences, scholarships and real-life work opportunities."

Students in India (or Israel or Ireland) will be able to compete with students in Canada or Cambodia or Costa Rica for prizes including once-in-a-lifetime experiences (like a trip to the Galapagos Islands with a National Geographic Explorer), scholarships and real-life work opportunities (like a five-day trip to CERN in Switzerland). And if you're entering a science fair locally, please feel free to post that project online with Google Science Fair, too!

To enter, register online and create your project as a Google Site. Registration is open through April 4, 2011. Please note: you must get parental or guardian consent in order to compete. You can check out the complete rules here. After April 4, judging will begin and semi-finalists in will be announced in early May.

"The semi-finalist projects will be posted on our online gallery, where we'll encourage the public to vote for a "people's choice" winner. From our list of semi-finalists, well select 15 finalists to bring their projects to Google headquarters on July 11 to compete in our final, live event, where world-renowned science judges will select a winner in each age category, as well as a grand-prize winner," explains Google.

To celebrate the launch, Google's hosting a live event on youtube.com/googlesciencefair tomorrow, on January 11th at 9am EST.

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