The technology behind Chris Nielsen's 3D stereoscopic vision system may one day enable robots and the visually impaired to navigate indoor environments, or dramatically reduce the time required to map indoor spaces - capabilities that impressed the participants, visitors and judges at the inaugural Google Science Fair Finals that concluded with an impressive awards ceremony at the Google campus in Mountain View, California. Although he wasn't selected for the top award in the 17/18 year-old age group, Chris plans to continue development of the technology, which has a wide variety of applications.
The Grand Prize, and the award for best project in the 17/18 year-old category went to Shree Bose of Fort Worth, Texas for her work on overcoming resistance to the drug cisplatin by ovarian cancer cells. The best project in the 15/16 year-old category was won by Naomi Shah of Portland, Oregon, and the best project by a 13/14 year old went to Lauren Hodge of Dallastown, Pennsylvania.
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