Friday, August 17, 2012

Google Science Fair 2012 Winners

I remember participating in science fairs when I was a kid. In fact, now that I have the opportunity to interview high school students who are applying to MIT, I hear about all types of science fair projects.

In case you didn't know, Google also has a science fair and this year the winning project was an impressive project titled, "Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer" by 17-yr-old Brittany Wenger. Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer successfully detects 99.11% of malignant breast tumors. You can learn more about this fascinating project here.

The winner in the 13-14 age group was Jonah Kohn who had a project called, "Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound." You can learn about his project here.

It's certainly encouraging to see these young innovators applying their creativity to health care issues. We're living in a very exciting era where we'll bound to see a wide range of truly innovative discoveries in the world of health care!

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