Lauren Hodge won the 2011 Google Science Fair in the age 13-14 category.

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Lauren Hodge has been competing in science fair projects since she was 7 years old. For her latest project, she investigated the formation of carcinogens in different methods of preparing chicken -- and found a surprising result. That work won first prize in the Google Science Fair's age 13-14 category.

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January 10, 2012

In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. At TEDxWomen Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, and Naomi Shah described their extraordinary projects– and their route to a passion for science. (Recorded at TEDxWomen 2011, December 2011, in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Duration: 16:17) [ted id=1320] Watch the […]

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