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2018-09-14   15:30:44   INGLÉS
Google encourages young people to use technology with Science Fair

Mexico, Sep. 14 (Notimex).- With the purpose of inspiring teenagers to answer their own doubts through the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Google conducts the Science Fair, so it will accept the proposals of applications until next December 12.

In a statement, it explained that asking "what if" and using technology to find answers is part of what is done in Google.

The fair is held since 2011, and this year the winner will receive a scholarship for 50 thousand dollars.

The technology company said that in this edition there will be a group of 20 finalists who will visit the main offices in California to share their projects and participate for more scholarships and awards from National Geographic, Lego Education, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic.

It explained that the most recent winner of the Google Science Fair was Kiara Nirghin, an 18-year-old South African, who wanted to find new ways to protect the environment, especially her community that is affected by the drought, so she questioned if the fruit waste can save the crops in a drought, and thus know if it was possible for them to grow without a regular supply of water.

It recalled that in an interview the winner commented that she was interested in this question when together with her family they were driving to the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, and she was surprised to go through the empty tanks that had always been full of water.

That was the first time she saw the devastating effects of the drought in his community, which inspired her to look for possible solutions that were safe for the environment.

To learn more about the fair, you can visit the page googlesciencefair.com where a set of resources certified by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and class activities for ideas to have a better discussion space.

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