Google acknowledges the fact that many great scientists in our history developed their curiosity for science at an early age. That’s why it is launching today its third annual Google Science Fair in partnership with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American. The main objective here is discover and support the next-generation of scientists and engineers who will shape the face of the world. Google is inviting students, aging from 13 to 18, to join one of the world’s largest online science competitions to submit their own ideas. Over 13 languages are supported and the deadline for submissions will be on the 30th of April at 11:59 pm PDT.
Google will then pick 90 regional finalists in June and will select the top 15 finalists from the list. The lucky 15 will be flown to Google headquarters to join the final event on September 23rd. During the finals, judges will pick winners in the 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 age categories and one will be selected as the Grand Prize winner. Prizes for the 2013 Science Fair include a $50,000 scholarship from Google, a trip to the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions, experiences at CERN, Google or the LEGO Group and digital access to the Scientific American archives for the winner’s school for a year. Scientific American will also award a $50,000 Science in Action prize to one project that makes a practical difference by addressing a social, environmental or health issue.