For the third year, Google is holding an international science fair for teens.
The Google Science Fair is a partnership between Google, CERN, LEGO, National Geographic, and Scientific American.
"For the past two years, thousands of students from more than 90 countries have submitted research projects that address some of the most challenging problems we face today. Previous winners tackled issues such as the early diagnosis of breast cancer, improving the experience of listening to music for people with hearing loss and cataloguing the ecosystem found in water. This year we hope to once again inspire scientific exploration among young people and receive even more entries for our third competition," says Google.
It's all about "finding the next generation of scientists and engineers." And a chance for teens to compete for pretty sweet prizes, too, like a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos, hands-on experiences with CERN, $10,000 cash grant to the winnner's school, and more.
The Google Science Fair will be accepting submissions from students aged 13 to 18 until April 30th. In June, Google will select 90 regional finalists (30 from North and South America, 30 from Asia, and 30 from Europe/Africa). Out of those 90, 15 will emerge as finalists and will be jetted to Google HQ in Mountain View.
On September 23rd, a panel of judges will pick the winners - one in each age category and an overall Grand Prize winner
You can check out slideshows from all the past winners here.
If you're interested, you can head to the Google Science Fair hub to start your project.