From Russia to Australia, France, India and Canada, the finalists — ages 13-18 — have created a diverse set of ideas trying to make a positive change in the world.
To see all 15 incredible projects, check them out at the Google Science Fair website.
2014 Google Science Fair Finalists:
- Mark Drobnich (Ukraine): Remote controlled school presentation microscope
- Mihir Garimella (Pennsylvania, USA): FlyBot: Mimicking Fruit Fly Response Patterns for Threat Evasion
- Gregory Martin (California, USA): Increasing Lipid Yields In Chlorella Vulgaris Through Natural Nitrogen Depletion
- Trisha Prabhu (Illinois, USA): Rethink: An Effective Way to Prevent Cyberbullying
- Pranav Sivakumar (Illinois, USA): Morphological Identification of Wide-Separation Gravitationally Lensed Quasars
- Eswar Anandapadmanaban (New Jersey, USA): The ThereNIM: A touch-less respiratory monitor
- Samuel Burrow (UK): Cleaning the world with sunscreen and pencils!
- Arsh Dilbagi (India): Talk – An Innovative AAC Device for people with Developmental Disabilities
- Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow (Ireland): Combating the global food crisis: Diazotroph Bacteria as a Cereal Crop Growth Promoter
- Kenneth Shinozuka (New York, USA): Wearable Sensors: A Novel Healthcare Solution for the Aging Society
- Anastasia Korovyanskaya (Russia): Ultrasonic burner
- Cynthia Sin Nga Lam (Australia): H2prO – Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit
- Daniela Lee and Sadhika Malladi (California, USA): The Non-invasive Search for Optimal Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment
- Guillaume Rolland (France): The olfactory alarm clock-Revolutionise your morning!
- Hayley Todesco (Canada): Waste to Water: Biodegrading Naphthenic Acids using Novel Sand Bioreactors
Special recognition also goes to Kenneth who has also been awarded the Scientific American Science In Action Award. The prize celebrates a project that addresses a health, resource or environmental challenge and is rewarded with a year’s mentoring from Scientific American and a $50,000 grant toward the project.
What’s next? The 2014 finalists will be California bound to compete at Google HQ on September 22 for the three age category prizes and of course, the overall Google Science Fair Grand Prize Award. The competition will end in style with an awards ceremony, which will be live streamed on the Science Fair YouTube channel and on this website. Tune in to be one of the first to find out this year’s winners!
Be sure to cast a vote via the Google Science Fair website beginning September 1 to pick the 2014 Voter’s Choice Award winner.