Googling good

The Google Impact Challenge is looking to reward, “innovative ideas for change (that) are making an impact locally and globally.” There are two university projects among the ten short-listed. A Murdoch U team wants to use drones to track dugongs, to map marine ecosystems. People at the University of Sydney want to engage high school students in STEM through open-source drug discovery, (a 2016 pilot recreated a hugely priced proprietary drug for “just a few dollars”). Winning projects receive $1m each, with six runners-up scoring $250 000.  There is a people’s choice prize to vote for here.  No, you can’t google who won yet.


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