Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Photo of the Day

image of the winners of the Google Science Fair: Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, and Naomi Shah
Winners of the Google Science Fair (L-R): Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, and Naomi Shah.

The girls swept up at the inaugural Google Science Fair, winning all three age categories. Shree Bose also won the Grand Prize.

And lest you get visions of baking soda volcanoes: Lauren Hodge, winner of the 13-14 age group, "studied the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken," Naomi Shah, winner of the 15-16 age group, "endeavored to prove that making changes to indoor environments that improve indoor air quality can reduce people's reliance on asthma medications," and Shree Bose, winner of the 17-18 age group, "discovered a way to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients when they have built up a resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs." !!!
Our judges said the unifying elements of all three young women were their intellectual curiosity, their tenaciousness and their ambition to use science to find solutions to big problems. They examined complex problems and found both simple solutions that can be implemented by the general public—like changing your cooking habits or removing toxins from your home—as well as more complex solutions that can be addressed in labs by doctors and researchers, such as Shree's groundbreaking discovery, which could have wider implications for cancer research.
Emphasis mine. What extraordinary young women.

LOVE the Lego trophies, btw.