4 from Canada among 90 Google Science Fair Regional Finalists

Mon, 2012-05-21 13:50 -- Reni Barlow

Four Canadian projects are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the second annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.

The four Canadian projects are:

Age 13-14

Age 17-18

Raymond Wang won a gold medal, as well as the junior CSSE Engineering Innovation Award at CWSF 2011. Yassine Bouanane won a gold medal, the Senior Energy Challenge Award, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO - Science for Peace and Development (MILSET ESI) Award last week at CWSF 2012 in Charlottetown. Yuhao (Danny) Huang won a gold medal, the Senior Health Challenge Award, the Platinum Award for best senior project, and the Best Project Award at CWSF 2011 in Toronto.

On June 6, fifteen selected from the 90 regional finalists will participate in the GSF Finals at Google HQ in Mountain View, California on July 23rd. Last year, Chris Neilsen of Calgary, Alberta was one of the 15 finalists.

The 90 GSF regional finalists represent 24 different countries from 3 regions:

Americas

  • USA - 24
  • Canada - 4
  • Chile - 1
  • Colombia - 1

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

  • Spain - 9
  • Germany - 5
  • Egypt - 3
  • Saudi Arabia - 3
  • Ireland - 2
  • United Kingdom - 2
  • France - 1
  • Israel - 1
  • Malta - 1
  • Poland - 1
  • Swaziland - 1
  • Ukraine - 1

Asia Pacific

  • India - 13
  • Singapore - 10
  • China - 2
  • Japan - 1
  • Malaysia - 1
  • Pakistan - 1
  • Philippines - 1
  • South Korea - 1

For more information on the Google Science Fair, visit the GSF web site.