Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All Girl Power Wiped Prizes in Inaugural Google Science Fair

It all starts small. But for the three young girls who won the first ever Google Science Fair, it’s not at all small. Lauren Hodge, Naomi Shah, and Shree Bose all started making name in the world of medicine with a great wave of notable intellect. We have at hand another group of great minds that would proudly wear nursing scrubs and lab coats to make great discoveries in the future.

Lauren Hodge won with her study on the effects of different marinades based on levels of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chickens. Naomi Shah proved that asthma patients can become less dependent on medications by achieving an improved indoor air quality. Grand prize winner Shree Bose treaded a much complicated issue, in which she laid her discovery of how to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients resistant to certain chemotherapy drugs.

Another thing that was amazing about the discoveries of Hodge, Shah and Bose was that they’ve all shown simple solutions to the health problems plaguing the society today. They’ve proved that ways as simple as changing the cooking habits and removing toxins from home can make a lot of difference. And as for Shree Bose’s discovery, it can actually make immense implications on how doctors and researchers deal with cancer.

Aside from the prestige they are enjoying now, all three received great prizes. “The winners took home prizes furnished by Google and our partners CERN, LEGO and National Geographic. Shree received a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galápagos Islands with a National Geographic Explorer and aninternship at CERN. Naomi and Lauren each received $25,000 scholarships and internships at Google and LEGO. All three were awarded lifetime digital subscriptions to Scientific American.” – google blog