Have you heard about the Google Science Fair? It's an online science competition seeking curious minds from the four corners of the globe. Anybody and everybody between 13 and 18 can enter. All you need is an idea.
In fact last year, over 10,000 students from 91 countries submitted their amazing ideas and it was narrowed down to 3 top winners – all young women. The judges said what set their ideas apart was their intellectual curiosity, their tenaciousness and their ambition to use science to find solutions to big problems. Just read about their winning experiments:
Lauren Hodge in the 13-14 age group. Lauren studied the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken.
Naomi Shah in the 15-16 age group. Naomi endeavored to prove that making changes to indoor environments that improve indoor air quality can reduce people’s reliance on asthma medications.
Shree Bose in the 17-18 age group. Shree discovered a way to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients when they have built up a resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs.