Six regional winners in space science competition announced

YouTube,Lenovo,and Space Adventures today announced the six regional winners of YouTube Space Labthe global science competition that challenged 14-18 year-olds to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. Space Lab will provide two global winners the chance to have their experiment conducted and live streamed to the world using a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop from the International Space Station on YouTube.

The six regional winners, who hail from Egypt, India, New Zealand, Spain, and the U.S., are:

14 - 16 year old regional winning teams

  • Asia Pacific region: Patrick Zeng & Derek Chan from New ZealandIs space too cold for life to exist?
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa region: Laura Calvo & María Vilas from SpainCould weightless liquids be the key to better gadgets?
  • The Americas region:Dorothy Chen & Sara Ma from U.S.A. “Could alien superbugs cure disease on Earth?

17 - 18 year old regional winning teams:

  • Asia Pacific region: Sachin Kukke from India “Could liquid magnets take us deeper into space?
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa region:Amr Mohamed from Egypt “Can you teach an old spider new tricks?
  • The Americas region: Emerald Bresnahan from U.S.A. “Could a snowflake unlock the mysteries of the universe?

The six regional winning teams will visit Washington DC in March for a series of activities and events to honor their achievements, including a ZERO-G Flight, a Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook™, a special tour and dinner at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum at Dulles, and an awards ceremony at the Newseum on March 22. The two global winners (one team from each of the two age groups) will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 22, and will later this year have their experiments performed 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and live streamed on YouTube as part of a global event celebrating science and space.