Chris Nielsen of Calgary, Alberta has been selected from over 7,500 entries from around the world as one of 15 finalists in the inaugural Google Science Fair. As a member of Team Canada-ISEF 2011, Chris won a First Place Grand Award and a Second Place Special Award from The International Society for Optical Engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for the project, Feature Point Analysis System.
The 15 global finalists will be flown to Google HQ (aka, the Googleplex) in Mountain View, California for the celebratory event and finalist judging round, which will take place on July 11. The finalists will present their projects to a panel of acclaimed scientists including Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries and household names. A winner will be selected from each of the age categories, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One will be named the Grand Prize Winner.
Congratulations, and best of luck in the finals, Chris!