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6 out of 24 Google Trailblazer Awarded Students are Romanian

Google honors the best secondary year students from Europe for projects in Computer Science category with the Trailblazer Award. In 2012 Google selected a number of 24 students from Romania, Hungary, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland to grant them the Trailblazer Award. The event dedicated to the 24 successful students was held between 29-30 November, 2012 in Zürich. Roberta Louise Tomega, Madalina Bubatu, Cristian Buleandra, Paul Cirstean, Catalin Stoenescu and Roxana Mihaela Stan are the six winners from Romania who became Google Trailblazers.

The junior Romanian computer masterminds awarded by Google demonstrated ingenious use of computer science and engineering. Roberta Louise Tomega and Madalina Bubatu  were honored with the Google Trailblazer Award  for submitting the project entitled “Cherish every second!” – a multimedia project in which people are encouraged to understand how precious time is and how much it matters to know how to use it; Cristian Buleandra won the prize with “Versulo” – a web application designed as a wiki that allows side by side comparison of two subjects in the same category, based on user criteria; Paul Cirstean  was granted the price for “Drive Safely” –  a Windows application that helps candidates of driving schools to prepare and exercise effectively for the theoretical exam; Catalin Stoenescu was distinguished with the prize for “Robot tracking dash” – robot that is able to identify and follow a path; Roxana Mihaela Stan was declared winner of the prize for “In the world of the great writer” –  an educational software about Romanian writer Ion Creanga, suitable for primary school students for both learning and entertainment.

InfoEducatie organized in partnership with Google an IT camp in August 2012 in Gălăciuc, Vrancea county, Romania. 220 students participated at activities housed by the IT camp and took a sneak peek into the world of computers and computing technology.

Google is a promoter and supporter of InfoEducatie for three years and so far 18 participants of the IT camp have been honored with the Trailblazer Award.

The Trailblazer Award sustains the Google’s concept according to which ground-braking technology will solve the world’s biggest problems. This is the 3rd year Google distributes the Trailblazer Awards in sign of recognition of the brilliant secondary students who are addressing real life challenges by using computing science in their scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical projects.  Students can compete for the Google Award by signing up for the Google Online Science Fair or register to one of the Google’s partner competitions from Romania, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, UK or Switzerland.

The Winners of the Google Trailblazer Award are granted the opportunity visit and spend two days at the Google Engineering Center in Zürich where they can participate at workshops, tour the unique office and check out everyday work session at the world-scale IT&C giant.


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