GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY EXPERT LATOYA DRAKE SHARES THE TOP SEARCHED HOLIDAY RECIPES AND TOYS AND MUCH MORE
LET GOOGLE BE YOUR GUIDE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Shopping season is in full swing and shoppers are logging online to find this year's hottest gifts. Google will reveal the must-have toys that will top the lists in your area.
With help from the Google Assistant, finding the must-have toy at a store near you is easier than ever - from when to avoid the biggest crowds to where to park once you arrive or how to find that perfect gift - it will assist you every step of the way. Want to totally avoid the crowds and shop online? Google will provide helpful security tips and tricks to keep your information safe.
Not in the holiday spirit yet? Now you can get there by exploring Christmas around the globe with Google Earth, plus track and talk to Santa as he makes his annual tour around the world.
ANDREW KOMO - STUDENT WINNER OF THE 2017 SIEMENS COMPETITION- THE HIGHEST NATIONAL HONOR IN MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MARYLAND AND NEW YORK STUDENTS CAPTURE $100,000 SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES IN 2017 SIEMENS COMPETITION IN MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Andrew Komo (Bethesda, MD) Wins $100,000 Top Individual Prize; Jillian Parker, Jiachen Lee (Dix Hills, NY) and Arooba Ahmed (Melville, NY) Win $100,000 Team Prize
Four high school students, one from Bethesda, MD, and a team from Dix Hills and Melville, NY, were awarded grand prizes of $100,000 scholarships for their significant accomplishments in scientific research in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The Competition is the nation's premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. For more information go to: www.siemens-foundation.org
Andrew Komo, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, won the $100,000 grand prize in the Individual category for developing a coded system that protects online auctions from threats, such as cheating and fraud.
The 2017 Siemens Competition awards were presented at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, host of this year’s national finals event. Twenty-one high school competitors – winnowed down from an original pool of more than 2,000 – were judged on their research in topics that addressed issues ranging from better cancer diagnosis to better understanding black holes, and from cybersecurity to preventing deadly hospital infections. More than 1,800 projects were submitted for the competition this year in areas of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, materials science, mathematics and physics.
The Siemens Competition, launched in 1999 by the Siemens Foundation, increases access to higher education for students who are gifted in STEM and is based on the culture of innovation, research, and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens. The competition, administered by Discovery Education, develops a pipeline for the nation’s most promising scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.
U.S. PARALYMPIAN KEITH GABEL TALKS TRAINING FOR THE PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018 AND SHARES HIS STORY OF PREVAILING AFTER A LIFE-CHANGING INJURY
PARA SNOWBOARDER GOES FOR THE GOLD IN 2018 WINTER GAMES
Overcoming unexpected adversity is challenging in any field, but Keith Gabel has done it flying down a mountain on a snowboard.
Competitive para snowboarder Keith Gabel is here to share his personal story of overcoming a life-changing workplace industrial accident, to becoming a world-class athlete. Having earned the bronze medal in the sport’s Paralympic debut, the U.S. Paralympian will talk about how he’s pursuing a medal in both SBX and banked slalom for the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
He’ll also discuss how he’s working with The Hartford to dispel misconceptions about people with disabilities and demonstrate what is possible when you focus on ability and overcome life’s challenges through a new campaign called “I Will.” The campaign urges people to celebrate the will to prevail and promotes the idea that when we’re willing to see challenges as opportunities to succeed, we all will.
Keith works closely with The Hartford, a Founding Partner of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, helping to positively change public attitudes and perceptions about disability.