Google Science Fair 2011 Winners

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Google always maintain a unique identity among all search engines. In this internet world everybody is more dependant on search engines. There may be N number of search engines across the web, despite if you request some to get information on something the only answer you will be getting is, just Google it. And also these day people started to use this dialogue against the people to caution then ‘If I started to hurt you, people may not be able to find you on Google too’. This is the Google’s reputation among people.

Google Science Fair 2011 Winners
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It does not stop with just providing the quality search results; it also launched Google science fair later last year 2011. Google was the first search engine to launch global online science competition for 13-18 year old students around the world with the Google science fair.


Google described the goal of this competition as; ‘we believe that universal access to technology and information can make the world a better place and that the need for access to useful information crosses all borders. The Google Science Fair was designed to support these goals by championing young scientific talent and giving students around the world the opportunity to participate and showcase their ideas.’

The top winners of 2011 Google Science Fair were all young women:

Lauren Hodge in the 13-14 age group. She is from Pennsylvania, tested the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken. Thankfully, she found that lemon juice and brown sugar cut the level of carcinogens sharply, on the other side soy sauce increased them.

Naomi Shah in the 15-16 age group. She is from Oregon, 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. She is from Texas; she won the Google’s Grand Prize. Shree discovered a way to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients when they have built up a resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs. Shree received a $50,000 scholarship from Google and also internships at Google and LEGO. Along with scholarship and internships she offered a trip to the Galápagos Islands with a National Geographic Explorer and an internship at CERN.

The Google Science Fair Finalists:


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