: Google Science Fair: Four Ukrainians among top 100 young scientists

16:20 Jul. 23, 2016

Google Science Fair: Four Ukrainians among top 100 young scientists

Students during a chemistry class at the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Gesamtschule IGS Goettingen on September 19, 2014. (Getty Images)

USD 50, 000 scholarship is contest's main prize

On July 18, one of the main stages of the Google Science Fair have ended – the regional finalists and community impact winners were announced. Out of the few thousands applicants from all over the world, only 100 were selected.

Four Ukrainian contestants are also among the finalists. They will compete for the main prize – 50, 000 US dollars scholarship. The competition is open for 13- to 18-year-old students around the globe.

These year's finalists from Ukraine include:

Nikita Gordiienko, 17, from Kyiv, with his project titled "Am_I_Fatigued: How to discover accumulated fatigue and eliminate risk of catastrophe";

Anton Tykhonenko, 15, from Lubny, with his project "Functional hand prostheses for people with ectrodactyly";

Polina Khadeeva, 13, from Odesa, with her project "Photometric examination of asteroid 2012 LC1";

Danila Kuznetsov, 15, from Dnipro, with his project "Use of properties of heliosynchronous orbits for terraformation of planets using materials easily accessible in the cosmos".

The winners will be announced on August 11, 2016. The jury will select 16 best projects. The award ceremony is set to take place on September 28, 2016 in Mountain View, California.


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