Young Uzhgorod scientist became one the 15 finalists of Google Science Fair 2014!
Today, the names of the 15 finalists of the research project contest Google Science Fair 2014 have been announced. One of the 15 most outstanding works, according to the jury, is the project of the representative of Ukraine - 13-year-old Mark Drobnich from Uzhgorod.
Mark had the idea for the project "School presentation microscope with remote control", after he learned that many Ukrainian schools do not have microscopes to study the biology course. He built the microscope from LEGO Technik and LEGO Mindstorm EV3. The microscope can be controlled from any Android-device via Bluetooth, and images can be broadcast using Google Hangouts. Mark made a video where he personally presents his project.
Judges of Google Science Fair this year again had a difficult task - to choose the best works out of many interesting projects. The works of the finalists include a variety of projects: from helping people with Alzheimer's to improving the environment by reducing pollution and portable environmental device for water treatment.
And these are just some of the examples of the 15 incredible projects that became finalists of the fourth Google Science Fair contest. From Ukraine to Australia, and from India to Canada - this year, young scientists aged 13 to 18 years took another step towards the scientific recognition and success. You can see all 15 projects of finalists on the website of the Google Science Fair.
Well, what is next for our young scientists? In September this year, they are invited to the headquarters of Google in Mountain View, California, where they will present their projects to the international group of judges and compete for prizes in age groups (13-14 years, 15-16 years and 17-18 years) and the grand prize: 50,000 USD grant for education, 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with the expedition of the National Geographic, the opportunity to visit the Virgin Galactic spaceport and more.
In addition, this year you will be able to choose your own favorite among the projects presented, and the winner will receive a People's Choice Award. Starting September 1, you can support the finalists and vote for your favorite project on Google Science Fair.
The winners will be announced during the award ceremony to be held on September 23 and will be broadcast live on our YouTube-channel and website. So be sure to join us to first learn the names of the winners.
Google congratulates all finalists and wish them good luck and new achievements!