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12 December 2018

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About Google Science Fair 2018

The Google Science Fair is an online science competition sponsored by Google, LEGO Education, National Geographic, Virgin Galactic and Scientific American. The competition is open for students of 13 to 18 years of age around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment and present their results.

 All students must have an internet connection and a free Google Account to participate as the projects are submitted through Google Sites in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French and few languages added this year are Arabic, Hebrew, Polish, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Korean, or Chinese (simplified or traditional). Students can participate either as an individual or as part of a group consisting of up to three members.

Categories for Participation: Google will assign each entrant into an Age Group as follows:

  • 13-15 years
  • 16-18 years

and one of the following three Regions as follows:

  • The Americas,
  • APAC (Asia, Pacific)
  • Europe/Africa/Middle East.

Entries will be divided into Age and Regional categories during the Regional Finalists phase of the competition. 

Google Science Fair 2018 Dates

Given below are the dates related to Google Science Fair 2018 to be kept in mind by all the candidates

Event  Date
Google Science Fair 2018 Submission Start Date 13 September 2018
from 12:00:01 AM PT
Google Science Fair 2018 Last date for submission of the idea 12 December 2018
till 11:59:59 PM PT
Announcement of 53 State award Winners March 2019
Announcement of 100 Regional Finalists April 2019
Announcement of 20 Global Finalists  May 2019
Announcement of Final Winners July-August 2019

 

Google Science Fair 2018 - Idea Submission Topics

The students can submit the project in any of the following fields as the main topic and maximum two sub-topics:

Students have to research on a topic of their choice and present it to the judges as a paper.

  1. Flora & Fauna
  2. Food Science
  3. Earth & Environmental Sciences
  4. Inventions & Innovation
  5. Electricity & Electronics
  6. Robotics 
  7. Biology 
  8. Chemistry
  9. Physics
  10. Behavioral & Social Sciences
  11. Energy & Space
  12. Astrophysics
  13. Computer Science & Math

Google Science Fair 2018 Official Rules

Applications for Google Science Fair started from 13 September 2018. The rules for Google science fair 2018 has also been released. Google Science Fair 2018 rules state the various terms and conditions to be followed by the students in order to participate in Google Science Fair 2018. For the convenience of students, Google Science fair 2018 official rules have been provided in the link given below

Google Science Fair 2018 Official Rules - Download PDF

Google Science Fair 2018 Project Submission

The student wanting to participate in Google Science Fair 2018 can register themselves online. Google Science Fair 2018 registration has started from 13 September and will last till 12 December 2018. Candidates are advised to register as soon as possible to book their place. For Google Science Fair 2018 registration, it is compulsory to have a Gmail account. The steps to for Google Science Fair 2018 registration has been given below in this page.

How to Submit Google Science Fair Project 2018

Students can follow the guide given below to register for Google Science Fair 2018

  • Step 1: Log in using the Gmail ID in order to register
  • Step 2: Click here to fill the online form for Google Science Fair 2018 registration
  • Step 3: Send your entries before the last date i.e. 12 December 2018

Note: Consent from the Parents/Guardian is required before submitting the project.

Google Science Fair Prizes

Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $50,000 as scholarship funding. If the winner is a team, the scholarship amount will be divided among the members.

Finalist Prizes: There will be 20 global Finalist prizes which include:

  • A trip to Mountain View, CA, the USA  to participate in the finalist event in July 2019
  • A LEGO Education goodie bag
  • Virgin Galactic goodie bag
  • 12 Month subscription from Scientific American
  • 12 Month subscription from National Geographic

Google Science Fair Awards

Along with the prizes, the participants will also be given various awards as mentioned below

Scientific American Innovator Award (in the pure science category)

  • Scholarship: Funding of $15,000 offered to the winner by Scientific American.
  • One year of mentorship for developing the winner’s project and education
  • The winner, along with a parent or guardian, will also get a chance to take a Scientific American Cruise

Google Technologist Award (computer science and/or math category)

  • Scholarship: The winner will receive funding of $50,000 from Google

The National Geographic Explorer Award: (Natural Sciences category)

  • The winner will receive a year-long mentorship and $15,000 educational scholarship.
  • 18-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galapagos Archipelago, which is known as “Darwin’s living laboratory”, with a parent/guardian.

The LEGO Education Award: (Engineering category)

  • The winner will receive a year-long mentorship and $15,000 educational scholarship.
  • Visit the LEGO Group headquarters in Billund, Denmark with a parent/guardian to meet LEGO Education designers and employees.

The Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award (Space and Physics category)

  • The winner will receive a year-long mentorship and $15,000 educational scholarship.
  • A tour of Virgin Galactic facilities and meet the engineers of the Virgin Galactic.

The Inspiring Educator Award

  • Gift Card from LEGO Education: $5000 gift card for educational products.

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Google Science Fair 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Gender

Both Girls and Boys

Region Global
Class/ Age 13-18 years 

Google Science Fair Age Eligibility

  • Competition is open to individuals born between 21 February 1999, and 17 May 2005 (inclusive)
  • Entrants from the 28 member countries in the European Union must be at least 16 years of age as of December 12, 2018
  • Entrants from South Korea and Israel must be at least 14 Years of age as of December 12, 2018
  • Candidate must have a valid e-mail ID.

Not Eligible to participate in Google Science Fair

  • Individual: Previous Grand Prize Winners of Google Science Fair are not eligible to participate in Google Science Fair 2018.
  • Country: Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea Region and any other U.S. sanctioned country.

Google Science Fair 2018 Selection Process

The Project will be judged in one of the two different age groups (13 -15 years, 16-18 years), in case of an individual or based on the age of the oldest team member, in the case of a team.

Entries will be judged according to the following category:

  • Experimenting Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Flora & Fauna, Food Science
  • Engineering Category: Astrophysics, Energy & Space, Physics, Electricity & Electronics, Inventions & Innovations, Robotics, Computer Science & Math

Google Science Fair Selection Criteria

Entries will be judged on eight core criteria, which include the

  1. Summary
  2. Student's presentation
  3. Question/Proposal
  4. Research
  5. Methods/Testing and Redesign
  6. Results
  7. Conclusion/Report and Bibliography
  8. References & Acknowledgement.

It is to be noted that optional additional to Summary is a two(2) minute video (YouTube only) OR a slide show (Google slides only) with a maximum of 20 slides.

Selection of 100 Regional Finalists

  • Up to 100 Regional Finalists, Up to eight (8) per age group (13-15 and 16-18) in each of the three (3) Regions (EMEA, APAC, US) from each of the two (2) Categories (Experimenting and Engineering), plus two (2) Wild Cards* from each Category.
  • *A Wild Card is determined based on the following requirements: After the selection of the top thirty-two (32) Regional Finalists from each of the three (3) regions, the next two (2) highest scoring Entries from each Category, regardless of age group or region, will be selected as Wild Cards.

Selection of 20 Global Finalists

  • Twenty (20) Global Finalists: Four (4) Winners from each of the two (2) age groups within each of the two (2) Categories (Experimenting & Engineering) will compete for the Category Awards.
  • Two (2) Wild Cards from each Category, will compete for the Category Awards.
  • *A Wild Card is determined based on the following requirements: After the selection of the top sixteen (16) Global Finalists, the next two (2) highest scoring Entries from each Category, regardless of age group or region, will be selected as Wild Cards.

Selection of Winner

The twenty (20) Global Finalists will be awarded the Global Finalist Prize, a trip to Google Headquarter in Mountain View, CA to participate in the final Winner selection to be held July- August 2019.

Google Science Fair Scholarship Winners - Previous Year

Every year, Google Science Fair witnesses a vast number of innovative projects and ideas created by teenagers. Let us have a look at the past Google Science Fair Scholarship winners

Name of the participant/team

Google Science Fair Project

Country

Age group

Kiara Nirghin

Fighting Drought with Fruit

South Africa

16-18

Olivia Hallisey

Temperature-Independent, Portable, and Rapid Field Detection of Ebola via a Silk-Derived Lateral-Flow System

USA

16-18

Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey, Sophie Healy

Natural Bacteria Combatting World Hunger

Ireland

15-16

Eric Chen

A New Anti-Flu Medicine

USA

17-18

Brittany Wenger

Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer

USA

17-18

Shree Bose

AMPK and Cisplatin Resistance

USA

17-18

 

FAQs on Google Science Fair Scholarship 2018

There are many doubts of students related to Google Science Fair which are yet to be cleared. Given below are some of the frequently asked questions related to Google Science Fair 2018

Question 1: The project submission deadline is December 12th 2018 at 11:59 pm PT. What does this mean in my country?
This timezone mentioned is the one that is applicable to the Google headquarters. You have to match the time with your timezone and submit accordingly.

Question 2: Is there a registration fee for Google Science Fair?
No, there is no fee to participate in Google Science Fair and is free for everyone.

Question 3: What exactly will be a project?
It is basically an in-depth study of a science-related problem and trying to come up with a solution for it.

Question 4: How will this competition fit into my curriculum?
The Google Science Fair has been designed to support the student's curriculum and develop the students' science skills.

Question 5: How can one register as part of a team?
A student can enter on his/her own, or in a team of two or three. One can individually sign up when one enters a team but all the members will need to link their dashboards together in order to work as a team on the same project.

Google Science Fair 2018 Contact Details

Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
USA

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