Broadcom Foundationcreated the Broadcom MASTERS™ competition to support middle school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
- First place winner
Daniel Feeny(age 15) of Woodside, Calif.receives $25,000; second place and $10,000is awarded to Benjamin Hylak(age 14) of West Grove, Penn; third place and $5,000is awarded to I-Chun Lin (age 14) of Plano, Texas.
- The Broadcom MASTERS 2011 is a partnership with
Society for Science &the Public.
Project: Are Waves the Dominant Force Driving Diversity in the
Through his research, first place winner
Project: Practical Application of a Telepresence Robot
Second place honors and
Winner: I-Chun Lin, 14, of
Project: A Study of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Efficiency and Lifespan
Third place honors and
STEM Award Winners:
- Science Award:
Samantha Rowlandof Tipp City, Ohio, wins a Celestron Telescope and an iPad2 for her project on the impact of light type on pine needles.
- Technology Award:
Robert Heckmanof Kailua, Hawaii, wins a STEM summer camp experience and an iPad2 for his project on coral tumors, parrotfish predation and bacteria.
- Engineering Award:
Katherine Landoniof Sequim, Wash., wins a VIZIO Home Theatre System and an iPad2 for her project on genetic variation and salinity in New Zealandmud snails.
- Mathematics Award:
Crystal Pooleof San Diego, Calif.wins a STEM summer camp experience and an iPad2 for her project on buttercream frosting.
Rising Stars Award:
Carolyn Jonsof Eden Prairie, Minn., and Chad Campbellof Hampstead, N.C., win a trip to the May 2012Intel ISEF high school competition in Pittsburghas official observers of the Broadcom MASTERS in recognition of their projects on soap bubbles, and the presence of antibiotics in meat, respectively.
The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) program helps children build a
personal passion for science, engineering, and innovation, and stay with science and math through high school. Sponsored by
Chief Executive Officer and President,
"Our future rests with how we educate and inspire the next generation of innovators. The Broadcom MASTERS creates unique opportunities for middle students to experience hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and math."
For more information on the Broadcom MASTERS program please visit www.societyforscience.org/masters and www.broadcomfoundation.org/masters. To follow SSP and the MASTERS on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/society4science, or visit the SSP Broadcom Masters Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/societyforscience and www.facebook.com/broadcommasters.
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