Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Okay, while I was researching articles for the STEM LibGuide which I hope to post out at the end of the month ---- I stumbled upon this article in EdTech Focus on K-12:

Google Spotlights 20 Student Science Fair Finalists

 by D.Frank Smith
Check out what some of these 20 global finalists and their science projects were ---- 
  1. Matthew Reid, U.K. — Arduorbiter: Democratizing low-Earth orbit
  2. Pranav Sivakumar, U.S. — Automated search for gravitationally lensed quasars in the Sloan digital sky survey
  3. Anela Arifi and Ilda Ismaili, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Catch it on the Wing: Production of hydrogen storage material and biodiesel from chicken feathers and fat
  4. Zhilin Wang, Singapore — Affordable renewable energy
  5. Anika Cheerla, U.S. — An automated diagnosis of Alzheimer's
  6. Alexey Tarasov, Russia — Exploring the logic of ternary logic in electronics
  7. Girish Kumar, Singapore — Revup: Improving learning through automated study questions
  8. Tanay Tandon, U.S. — delivering rapid, portable and automated blood morphology tests
  9. Anurudh Ganesan, U.S. — Vaxxwagon: a reliable way to store and transport vaccines
  10. Eliott Sarrey, France — Bot2Karot: gardening through a a smartphone-activated robot
  11. Calvin Rieder, Canada — Extracting clean water from air: Solar-powered potable water
  12. Wei-Tung Chen, Taiwan — Calculating the 3D position of an object from a single source
  13. Isabella O'Brien, Canada — recycling shells to reduce ocean acidification
  14. Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, India — Absorbing water pollutants with corn cobs
  15. Deepika Kurup, U.S. — clean drinking water through solar-powered silver
  16. Laura Steponavičiūtė, Lithuania — Detecting the environmental changes of nanotechnologies
  17. Krtin Nithiyanandam, U.K. — Improving diagnoses and treatment of Alzheimer's with a new, molecular "trojan horse"
  18. Yo Hsu and Jing-Tong Wang, Taiwan — Knock-on fuel: Detecting impurities in gasoline with sound-pattern analysis
  19. Adriel Sumathipala, U.S. — A rapid, portable and affordable means of early detection for cardiac disease
  20. Olivia Hallisey, U.S. — using silk to better store and easily transport Ebola antibodies

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