Google Announces New ‘Hangouts on Air’ Series About Science

By Devon Glenn 

The Science Fair team at Google is giving kids a window into the world of technology with the debut of a new web series devoted to science. As part of a world-wide science fair where kids tackle the world’s problems and compete for scholarships, the company will connect scientists and contestants in a series of Google+ Hangouts on Air.

From Google’s Sam Peter, here’s more about the program:

“Taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, these Hangouts will feature renowned scientists including inventor Dean Kamen and oceanographic explorer Fabien Cousteau, showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of cutting-edge labs and science facilities, and provide access to judges and the Google Science Fair team. We hope these Google+ Hangouts will help inspire, mentor and support students throughout the competition and beyond.”

Students between the ages of 13 and 18 have until April 30 to apply for the science fair. Fifteen finalists will be flown out to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA to present their projects in a special hangout in August. The Google+ community will get to decide which student will take home the Inspired Idea Award, which goes to the project that is most likely to change the world.

Image by Ethan Daniels.