Winners from Spain, Swaziland, and USA picked up top honors at the 2012 Google Science Fair awards, held last Monday in Palo Alto, California. Of the fifteen finalist projects, seven young people from around the world took home life-changing prizes (see them here).
From USA, Brittany Wenger’s project “Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer” earned her the top spot in the 17-18 age category, as well as bringing her the Grand Prize. A Spanish team of Iván Hervías Rodríguez, Marcos Ochoa, and Sergio Pascual won in the 15-16 age group with their project, “The Hidden Life of Water.” Jonah Kohn of USA won the 13-14 age group with his project, “Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound.” A new award, “Science in Action,” was won by two entrants from Swaziland, Sakhiwe Shongwe and Bonkhe Mahlalela, for their project, “Unique Simplified Hydroponic Methods; Can the Methods be Adapted for Poor Swazi Subsistence Farmers?”
Congratulations to all the winners, finalists, and participants in the 2012 Google Science Fair! Find out more about the competition on the Science Fair’s website, or sign up here for next year’s competition.