On 23 July, 21 of the world's brightest young minds will gather for final presentations of 15 projects at the Google Science Fair 2012 – run in partnership with CERN – at Google headquarters in California. The competition invites people aged 13-18 to conduct and present innovative science projects for the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and opportunities.
As part of her prize package, last year's winner Shree Bose won a trip to CERN, which happened to occur the same week as the announcement of the discovery of a new, Higgs-like particle. Bose's project – chosen from over 10,000 submissions – demonstrated a link between a certain enzyme and drug-resistance in ovarian cancer cells, as well as a way to counter the effect.
Judges for this year's presentations include Bose, CERN's director for accelerators and technology Steve Myers, and deputy director of Fermilab Young-Kee Kim.
Submissions for this year are closed, but you can tune in here at 7pm PDT on 23 July (4am CEST on 24 July) to watch a live-stream of the finalist celebration gala and awards ceremony.