In 2011, Google launched the first ever global online science competition for 13-18 year old students with the Google Science Fair. Over 10,000 students from 91 countries submitted amazing science experiments. With project topics ranging from “Can I program a robot in English?” to “Can I make a sailboat even faster with a winged keel,” to “How does marinade affect carcinogen levels in grilled chicken.
The 2012 competition is well under way. Sixty semi-finals will be selected in May of which 15 finals will be invited to Google headquarters for the Google Science Fair Final in July.
Two Second Year Students from Desmond College, Sean Duffy & Warren Gleeson, have been accepted for the Google World Science Competition. As part of their entry they have made a 2 minute video which is currently viewable on You Tube. They are asking students and all interested parties to view their effort and to LIKE it.
To view the clip log onto You Tube, type Invigil8. To date the video has received over 500 hits from around the world from as close as United Kingdom and as far away as Australia.