The results are in for the inaugural Google Science Fair: Since we first announced this competition, we’ve received more than 7,500 science projects from more than 10,000 students in more than 90 countries—making this the biggest science competition in the world. Out of this outstanding group of submissions we’ve selected the 60 best entries and now it’s your turn to help us select a People’s Choice winner.

There were thousands of impressive entries on a wide range of topics—from cancer treatment to renewable oceanic energy to aeronautic auto-pilot algorithms—and it was no easy task to select just 60 semi-finalists. With a team of teachers around the world, we worked diligently to evaluate the creativity, scientific merit and global relevance of each submission and we’d like to congratulate all of our semi-finalists, whose names you can see here on our official Google Science Fair blog.

From today until Friday, May 20, you can vote for your favorite project in each age category (13-14, 15-16, 17-18) to help us select our People’s Choice winner, who will take home a $10,000 scholarship. On May 23, we’ll announce the winner as well as our top 15 finalist projects. The finalists will be flown out to Google’s headquarters in California for the final round of judging conducted by our panel of renowned scientist and innovator judges, as well as a celebration event.

Thanks to all of the students around the world who submitted projects to the Google Science Fair, and congratulations again to all the young scientists who made it to the semi-finalist round. And if you missed registration this year, sign up to receive a notification when registration opens for the Google Science Fair 2012.