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Could -- help patients with alzheimer's or -- new switch prevent train derailment.
These questions and more of the -- of Google's first ever global science fair.
-- from all over the world of submitted their projects and tonight Google is announcing the winners joining me for more on the competition is Google vice president.
Vin -- ensuring -- and science fair finalists from Texas.
Then wanna start with her and tell us a lot of bit about the -- competition itself broke pool.
That this is a stunning competition we had 101000 students participating in the 7500 entries from over ninety countries is just an overwhelmingly huge.
Response but the most important thing about this is the incredible quality of the work that these students are doing this is college level work from very young people.
And frankly it gives me great hope for the future do we have -- cadre of young people who actually care about what the world is gonna be like when they have to live and also the prices are too bad either on tells a little bit about the prizes they -- one.
Well the grand prize is 50000 dollar scholarship and then there are other prizes that go down after that the whole idea here is to not only stimulate.
Interest in science and technology not only among the competitors but also among the rest of the population -- also.
Two support further research and further education for these young people who are ultimately serve -- well.
-- I gotta say first of all congratulations.
I know your parents must be very proud.
Tell -- broke with a little bit about your project and how you feel about the whole thing.
Halo I have to thank -- -- is still up for making such an incredible opportunity available to us.
My project is about drug resistance in obeying -- there and in a nutshell my project says.
About finding a link between a particular energy protein of the cell and the development of ovarian cancer resistance to the start -- this flattening.
Okay -- paying my bill last night when I was taking a shower and good president if you happen to win and what are you gonna do it that -- the grand.
I will use it for college.
I don't need the the right idea and I.
There's so many incredible prizes that Google has made available to us and all of the other spontaneous I am definitely.
Going to tell my -- and hopefully you'll pay often.
You know -- I got to tell you just listened to industry -- speak I get goosebumps she's this is obviously very intelligent and very bright.
But there's been a lot and you sort of -- -- on this already a lot of people are concerned about education particularly here in America.
Do you feel like it's starting to slide and if this it is sliding because I think the evidence says it has what can be done to turn -- around.
Well it's a good question I'm the product the sputnik era when me Russians launched the spacecraft in 1957.
We reacted in the United States by generating a massive science technology and education program and I benefited from that when I was in high school just like.
Tree is now.
And I you are we almost need another sputnik moment -- for a while I hope that the global warming problem might might then galvanized us.
Doesn't seem to have had quite the same punctual impact.
But to be honest with you part of what we hope to come out of this global science fair is a recognition of the importance of -- -- -- and technology in all of our lines how deeply penetrates even if were not aware of that.
If we can get that message out and thank you for letting us do that on your show.
We hope that that will also.
Stimulate kids interest in this demanding from new teachers and from -- schools.
You know I think we all do take a lot of things for granted you know whether it's in an -- phone or the food that we.
Vin -- and of Google -- three -- thank you both very very much and by the way join us tomorrow everyone because we're gonna bring you the full list.
Of the Google fair winners on this -- are running for usury are running for you.
Thanks a lot guys and I in my thank -- -- go to quick check.
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