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SA at the Google Science Fair

Scientific American is a partner of the Google Science Fair, now in its sixth year, and sponsors The Scientific American Innovator Award. Winners of The Scientific American Innovator Award receive $15,000 in funding and a year’s worth of mentoring. In addition, the award winner will get to join an international cruise to a new continent, full of exploration. These prizes are intended to help the winner continue to develop their project and their education. Learn more.

SA at the Google Science Fair

Scientific American is a partner of the Google Science Fair, now in its sixth year, and sponsors The Scientific American Innovator Award. Winners of The Scientific American Innovator Award receive $15,000 in funding and a year’s worth of mentoring. In addition, the award winner will get to join an international cruise to a new continent, full of exploration. These prizes are intended to help the winner continue to develop their project and their education.

Four Incredible Google Science Fair Projects

Four Incredible Google Science Fair Projects

PALO ALTO, CALIF. – Eighteen impressive teenagers from around the world are gathered in Mountain View, California awaiting the results of the annual Google Science Fair.

September 23, 2013 — Anna Kuchment

Scientific American Science in Action Winner Kenneth Shinozuka

It’s no secret to Scientific American readers that we feel a special obligation to support the next generation of science enthusiasts, whom we hope to inspire both with our science coverage and our education initiatives, including the Scientific American Science in Action Award, powered by the Google Science Fair.

October 9, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Putting Science in Action in Swaziland

Putting Science in Action in Swaziland

In 2012, the Scientific American Science in Action award became part of Google Science Fair. Last month, one of the judges for both, T.H. Culhane, traveled to Swaziland to work with our 2012 winners as well as another finalist and more; we had a Swaziland Hangout during the visit.

September 21, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

A Hangout with Google Science Fair in Swaziland

You know what’s awesome? Seeing a bunch of young people at work on changing the world to make it a better place for all. Today, I hosted a Google Science Fair Hangout On Air on Sustainability in Swaziland, and I got to have that privilege.

August 25, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Google Science Fair Hangout On Air: Meet the Deep-Sea-Diving Exosuit

Google Science Fair Hangout On Air: Meet the Deep-Sea-Diving Exosuit

Scientists studying marine life now have a new tool in a next-generation atmospheric diving system called the Exosuit. The suit–which looks like something an astronaut would wear and is on display at the American Museum of Natural History until March 5–lets a diver descend to 1,000 feet at surface pressure for several hours.

February 27, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

Scientific American Science in Action in Swaziland

We judges and others who work on the Google Science Fair believe that kids have the power to change the world. The $50,000 Scientific American Science in Action Award recognizes a particular type of changeone that focuses on making a practical difference by addressing an environmental, health or resources challenge.

February 24, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Google Science Fair 2013: A Hangout in a Swamp

Google Science Fair 2013: A Hangout in a Swamp

We had a fun first today for the 2013 Google Science Fair Hangouts On Air series of live chats with researchers around the world: with the aid of a smart phone propped up by two fossil bones, we streamed live from a Virginia swamp for a session called Paleo Quest: Venturing into the Unknown.

August 12, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Science in Action Winner for 2013: Elif Bilgin

[caption id="attachment_1599" align="alignright" width="201" caption="Elif Bilgin, winner of the 2013 Science in Action award, a $50,000 prize sponsored by Scientific American as part of the Google Science Fair.

June 27, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Science in Action Continues in Swaziland

[caption id="attachment_1329" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Inspired by the 2012 Science in Action Award Winners, several community members in Lusoti, Swaziland, are growing different crops using a simplified hydroponics method.

June 3, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

Meet the Science in Action Finalists, Part 5

On May 21, the 13 finalists of the $50,000 Scientific American Science in Action award , powered by the Google Science Fair, were announced. In this blog series, we shed light on the students behind the projects.

June 4, 2012 — Rachel Scheer

Meet the Science in Action Finalists - Part One

On May 21, the 13 finalists of the $50,000 Scientific American Science in Action award , powered by the Google Science Fair, were announced. In this blog series, we would like to shed light on the students behind the projects.

May 31, 2012 — Rachel Scheer

Meet the Science in Action Finalists

Who will win the first $50,000 Science in Action prize, sponsored by Scientific American ? This award, offered as part of the 2012 Google Science Fair, will recognize a student project that addresses a social, environmental, ethical, health or welfare issue to make a practical difference to the lives of a group or community, and that could possibly be scaled.

May 21, 2012 — Mariette DiChristina

Introducing the Science in Action Award

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." — Ben Franklin Kids are born scientists. They ask great questions, and as Ben Franklin—one of the original “scientific Americans”—pointed out so eloquently, we should foster their efforts to learn the answers firsthand.

April 1, 2012 — Mariette DiChristina

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