Google Science Fair 2013: Viney Kumar, Ann Makosinski, Elif Bilgin and Eric Chen. Credit: Google
Since I couldn’t bring you all with me to the amazing Google Science Fair Finalist Gala on 23 September, I’m posting the video here. The age-category winners are Viney Kumar, 14, for his work on a signalling system for emergency vehicles in the 13-14-year-old category; Ann Makosinski, 16, for her work in creating a batter-free flashlight, in the 15-16-year-old group; and Eric Chen, 17, for his work in developing anti-flu medicines, for the 17-18-year-olds. Elif Bilgin, 16, won the Scientific American Science in Action Award as well as the Voter’s Choice Award.
I was the chief judge, a role I’ve had since the Google Science Fair launch in 2011, and I also separately run our Scientific American Science in Action awards judging since we started that program last year. In the video below, my bit comes at about 29:18, and the lovely video of our Scientific American Science in Action winner, Elif Bilgin, starts at about 31:40.
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Mariette DiChristina, Steering Group chair, is dean and professor of the practice in journalism at the Boston University College of Communication. She was formerly editor in chief of Scientific American and executive vice president, Magazines, for Springer Nature. Follow Mariette DiChristina on Twitter Credit: Nick Higgins