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Google Science Fair

she blinded me with science

15 Year Old Girl Levels Up In Science Bossitude, Invents a Flashlight Powered By Body Heat

When I was in tenth grade I’m pretty sure I spent most of my free time watching movies and reading fanfic. And here Ann Makosinski is inventing a new type of flashlight and advancing to the finals of the Google Science Fair. I feel lazy.

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This Exists... Because of A Lady

Google Science Fair Winner Brittany Wenger Made a Neural Network That Can Diagnose Breast Cancer

Looking back on high school, I’m often surprised that I graduated with even a modicum of science literacy — let’s just say that my projects usually seemed a bit rushed, which is to say they were entirely completed the night before the due date. But for the teens who competed in this year’s Google Science Fair, an annual competition that invites teenagers from around the world to digitally submit their science projects, I think it’s safe to say that science is a blessing and an opportunity, and not a curse. Among this year’s amazing contestants, grand prize winner Brittany Wenger, a 17-year-old girl from Florida, seems to be stealing the show — and with her amazing project, a neural network that can diagnose breast cancer with 99.11% accuracy, can you really blame her?

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she blinded me with science

Cancer, Asthma, Chicken: All Three Women Winners of Google’s Science Fair Explain Their Projects

In July, we brought you the story of Google’s first annual science fair, and how the winner in each age bracket (13-14, 15-16, 17-18) turned out to be a young lady, namely Lauren HodgeNaomi Shah, and Shree Bose. Lauren and Naomi were awarded $25,000 each in scholarship money and internships at Google and LEGO, while Shree received a $50k college scholarship, an internship at CERN and a trip to the Galapagos with National Geographic.

But what was their research about? Well, the title of this post is a hint, but you can hear them say it in their own words, in their own TED Talk below:

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The Winners of the Inaugural Google Science Fair Are All Awesome Young Women

On July 11th, the top fifteen contestants of the first annual Google Science Fair all gathered at Google’s headquarters to compete. In all three age categories, it was intelligent young women who took home the top prizes. Lauren Hodge (Age group 13-14), Naomi Shah (Age group 15-16), and Shree Bose (Age group 17-18) all took home trophies for their entries, and Bose’s was for a breakthrough in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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