Elif has been recognized with pretigious domestic and international awards. Some of her awards include : First place at a regional science fair in Istanbul, with her “Gone with the Wind” project, NASA’s Cassini “Scientist For A Day” International Winner, Turkish Exporters’ Assembly “Innovation Award” winner.
But being chosen for the Google Science Fair 2013 “Scientific American Magazine’s Science in Action” winner as well as International Google Science Fair “Inspired Idea Award” winner made her world-wide known.
June 2013 International Google Science Fair Regional Finalist
Chosen as one of the 90 global international finalists with her “Creating Bio-Plastic from Banana Peels” project
Draw My Project ! created by Elif Bilgin
June 2013 International Google Science Fair Global Finalist
Chosen as one of the 15 international finalists and invited to visit the Google Campus in the USA with her “Creating Bio-Plastic from Banana Peels” project
Elif Bilgin – Google Science Fair Global Finalist
June 2013 International Google Science Fair Scientific American Science in Action Award Winner
The Scientific American “Science in Action award” prize and a year’s worth of mentoring to support Elif to further develop her “Creating Bio-Plastic from Banana Peels” project and plan her future education objectives.
The Scientific American Magazine, Science in Action Winner for 2013: Elif Bilgin
September 2013 International Google Science Fair Inspired Idea Award Winner
Chosen by public voting for her “Creating Bio-Plastic from Banana Peels” project