Lenovo, YouTube, and Space Adventures today released the names of the 60 finalists of the global Space Lab competition first announced in October 2011. Designed to ignite students’ passion for science and technology, Space Lab challenged 14 to 18 year-old students from around the world to design a science experiment that could be conducted in space. A prestigious panel of scientists, astronauts, and educators including Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberte, and renowned professor Stephen Hawking will judge the entries with input from the YouTube community.
Among the thousands of submissions received from more than 80 countries, Canada was among the top five countries with the highest number of finalists. Canadian submissions are as follows:
Category: 14 to 16-year olds
Katie Gwozdecky -
Michael De Lazzari, Erik Friedman, and Jenny Zhang – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lISmty_QO6Q&feature=inp-pr-space
Category: 17 to 18-year olds
Habeeb Ahmed and Annas Khan -
Jesse Bettencourt, Alex Kasper, and Mackenzie Richardson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2YIPkDL7a0&feature=inp-pr-space
Photoxels readers and the YouTube community are invited to vote on their favourite entries:
YouTube Space Lab Announces 60 Finalists in Global Competition to Send Students’ Experiments into Space Thousands of entries from more than 80 countries: Canada among top five countries with the highest number of finalists
Toronto, Ontario – January 17, 2012 – YouTube, Lenovo and Space Adventures, in cooperation with world space agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), today announced the 60 finalists of YouTube Space Lab (youtube.com/spacelab), the global science competition that challenges 14-18 year-olds to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. YouTube Space Lab received thousands of video submissions from more than 80 countries, a remarkable number given the unique challenge of designing an experiment that could realistically be carried out in space – something that has traditionally been the mission of qualified astronauts and scientists.
Entrants not only described their science experiment ideas via video, but demonstrated and animated the procedures they were submitting.
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