#MySci411: Penna. Teen Takes Top Google Science Fair Honors
Lauren Hodge of Dallastown, Pa., in York County, was named one of three age-group champions of the 2011 Google Science Fair for her research on potential cancer-causing agents in grilled chicken.
Fourteen-year-old Lauren was one of age-group winners crowned July 11, 2011, at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Ca., after presenting their work before a panel of Nobel Laureates and other acclaimed scientists.
By winning her age group, Lauren earned a $25,000 college scholarship and prizes from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research; The LEGO Group, and Scientific American magazine.
Lauren’s project studied the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken, determining that certain marinades have the potential to prevent these cancer-causing agents from forming.
The Google Science Fair is the world’s first online global science competition. It is produced by Google in partnership with CERN, LEGO, the National Geographic Society, and Scientific American to create a new kind of online science competition that is more global, open, and inclusive than ever before. Students ages 13-18 from around the world competed for awesome once-in-a-lifetime experiences, scholarships and real-life work opportunities.
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