Three Americans Earn Top Honors at First Google Science Fair

  • Three female American students swept top honors at the first Google Science Fair, “bucking the perception of a male-dominated science world.”
  • The three girls were selected from more than 10,000 students representing 91 countries in the international competition.
  • The grand prize was awarded to 17-year-old Shree Bose for her work with cisplatin, a chemotherapy treatment drug for ovarian cancer.
  • Bose was awarded a $50,000 scholarship, a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with a National Geographic researcher, and an internship at the CERN particle physics laboratory.
  • In total, the three Americans earned more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes.
  • Video of the awards presentation and guidelines for next year’s competition are available at the Google Science Fair website.