Promoting Science, and Google, to Students

via NSTA WebNews Digest

Google is synonymous with “search engine,” and now, for students, it wants to be synonymous with “science.”

The company is getting into the science fair business with its first Google Science Fair, a global competition for teenagers that spans sciences as diverse as computer engineering, space exploration and medical technology.

The event does not have the name recognition and deep roots of the science fairs from companies like Intel or Siemens, but for most children, Google is the most familiar company of the three. With the science fair, Google aims to play an even bigger role in their lives by encouraging young scientists to experiment — and to use Google products while they’re at it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/technology/04fair.html?_r=1&ref=science

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