Google Takes Science Fairs Global

Teen hackers get ready to compete for cash and prizes. Google, the big G itself, is sponsoring a Science Fair but it’s not in a town near you, it’s online (no surprise there). Project entries will populate the content of a new corner of the Googleverse, with contestants 13-18 competing alone or as a team. The grand prize is a trip to the Galapagos Islands for ten days, but there are also cash scholarships for all of the winners. Check out their promo video for the event after the break.

If you’re a college student who’s too old to be eligible don’t forget to keep your eyes open for details about 2011 Google Summer of Code. Last year’s information is still up, but they usually release the details sometime in the first quarter.


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7 thoughts on “Google Takes Science Fairs Global

  1. Perhaps that should be:

    “Teen hackers, get ready to compete for cash and prizes.”

    or maybe:

    “Teen hackers: get ready to compete for cash and prizes.”

    Also, “the big G” is, was, and always will be General Mills :D (can you tell I skipped lunch? ):

  2. In your list of options, you forgot…

    Teen hackers, get ready for google or someone else to patent your idea, and leave you out in the cold.

    Looking at ideas, or anywhere for that matter, is where inventive or legal minds come up with ideas, or patents to steal from the creative.(ala Eli Whitney and the cotton gin… so easy, anyone could make it… so… they all stole from him)

    Put it all on the net, means something, ONLY if there is a patent guarantee.

    You say, what ideas can come out of a ‘science fair?’

    I say look how many companies were started by the under 18 crowd.

    I see great loss for those that are not very careful.

  3. `Entrant will retain ownership to his/her Entry subject to the version of the Google Terms of Service applicable to the Entrant based on country of residence. However, by entering the Competition, and to the extent allowed by law, Entrants grant the Competition Entities and their respective affiliates, licensees, promotional partners, developers, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees (collectively, the “Licensed Parties”), a perpetual (except in France and Spain, for the duration of rights), worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the Entrant’s (or Team’s) Entry, name, address, image, voice, likeness, statements, background and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Competition, as well as any additional photographic images, video images, portraits, documents, interviews or other materials relating to the Entrant or Team and arising out of his/her participation in this Competition (with or without using the Entrant’s name) in any and all media, including but not limited to print, digital and electronic media, computer, DVD, CD, audio and audiovisual media (whether such media is now existing or hereafter devised), in any language, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to Entrant or any third party.

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