Google Science Fair 2016, Now Accepting Submissions

*Copied from Arusha Asif article of  Tech News Today*

Submit your Scientific idea and try your luck for $50,000 educational scholarship

The 2016 Google Science Fair has begun to accept submissions from February 23. Along with Virgin Galactic, Scientific American, LEGO Education, and National Geographic, Google invited innovators and explorers to make the best use of the platform through their engineering and science intellects.

There are seven different prize categories apart from the Grand Prize for the winner. The winner will receive a $50,000 Google scholarship. If a group wins, the value will be equally divided amongst members. The Scientific American Award receiver will receive $15,000 educational scholarship and a year-long mentorship program, along with a Scientific American Cruise.

The National Geographic Award winner will receive $15,000 educational scholarship, year-long mentorship, a 10-day expedition to Galápagos Archipelago. The LEGO Award winner will receive mentorship for a year, a $15,000 scholarship, a trip to LEGO Headquarters, custom LEGO brick build, and a chance to visit LEGO Denmark.

The winner of Virgin Galactic Award will also receive mentorship, educational scholarship, and the opportunity to go on a tour for Virgin Galactic, Mojave Air, and Space Port. The recipients of the Community Impact Reward will receive $1,000 educational scholarship along with mentorship from Google Science Fair partners, and will visit Global Finalist Event in Mountain View. Winners will be selected from the following regions;

  • The Middle East and Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin and North America

The Inspiring Educator Award winner will receive $5,000 gift card from LEGO and $5,000 classroom grant. All 16 finalists will receive LEGO educational backpack with an additional LEGO MINDSTORM Education EV3 core set plus charger, a 12-month subscription to Scientific American (digital and print). They will also receive a National Geographic 12-month subscription, giveaways from Google, and fun swag by Virgin Galactic.

Panel of Judges

The judges for the Science Fair will be:

  • Dr. Adam Rutherford
  • Pelle Petersen
  • Mariette DiChristina
  • Beth Moses
  • Steve C. Cowley
  • Stephan Turnipseed
  • Dr. Tom Insel
  • TH Culhane
  • Dr. Frances Colon
  • Lillan Lykke Spiertz
  • Olivia Hallisey
  • Enrico Palermo
  • Pavni Diwanji
  • Shah Selbe

Click here to register, submissions close on May 18.




Asif, Anusha. “Google Science Fair 2016, Now Accepting Submissions.” Tech News Tech News Today, 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. <>.

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