The other day, I mentioned that this year's Google Science Fair is open for submissions. And I thought it was worth mentioning that three U.S. teen girls swept the competition last year with awesome experiments about the carcinogens in grilled chicken, reducing people’s reliance on asthma medications, and helping patients who have become resistant to certain chemotherapy drugs. The three ladies joined together in a TEDex talk that is incredibly inspirational — particularly to this mother of two daughters.


So check it out: Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah at TEDex WOMEN describing their extraordinary projects — and their route to a passion for science.


Watch: Award-winning teen science in action
Last year's Google Science Fair winners present their amazing, award-winning experiments.