Samueli Foundationwinner Raymond Gilmartin(age 14) of South Pasadena, Calif., wins grand prize for overall STEM excellence and his study on the effect of rear spoilers on drag and lift in cars Jessika Baral(age 13) of Fremont, Calif., wins Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation and $10,000for her aptitude for electrical engineering and project on eye muscles and peripheral vision
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Winners were chosen from the 30 top finalists (16 girls and 14 boys) from 17 states representing 29 schools. Winners were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers.
The Samueli Foundation Prize:
Project: Spare the Environment, Spoiler the Car: The Effect of Rear Spoilers on Drag and Lift
Grand prize winner
He was selected for the Samueli Foundation Prize based on his mastery of STEM principles during the weeklong competition. Raymond has exemplified how research and innovation are dependent on the integration of these disciplines as well as the impact they collectively have on our every-day lives.
Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation:
Project: A Novel Way to Strengthen Eye Muscles and Enhance Peripheral Vision
Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation winner
Jessika was selected because she demonstrates both vision and promise as an innovator, and in the spirit of radio inventor
STEM Award Winners:
Each of these finalists (first and second place award winners) were selected for demonstrated skills and promise in each of the disciplines represented by STEM. First place winners receive
- Science Awards: First place goes to
Shixuan Justin Liof Lynn Haven, Fla., for his project on mosquito repellents. Second place goes to Nicole Odzerof North Miami Beach, Fla., for her project on reef-building corals and global warming.
- Technology Awards: First place goes to
Daniel Luof Carlisle, Mass., for his project on the perception of volume. Second place goes to Anirudh Jainof Portland, Ore., for his project on silver nanoparticles and pollution.
- Engineering Awards: First place goes to
Chase Lewisof Chapel Hill, N.C., for his project on gun powders and nitrocellulose. Second place goes to Carolyn Jonsof Eden Prairie, Minn., for her project on mold growth on blueberries.
- Mathematics Awards: First place goes to
Maria Elena Grimmettof Jupiter, Fla., for her project on removing pharmaceutical contaminants from groundwater. Second place goes to Maya Patelof The Woodlands, Texas, for her project on predicting the spread of wildfires.
Rising Stars Award:
The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) program helps middle school students translate a personal interest into a passion for science, engineering and innovation, and encourages them to continue with science and math through high school. Sponsored by
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"Congratulations to our Samueli Foundation Prize winner
Director, Community Affairs,
"As they return home triumphant, each of our Broadcom MASTERS finalists will become ambassadors for STEM education. They will bring a cash award to their schools, inspiring their peers to see that math and science education throughout high school translates into college and career opportunities that will define their futures and help them achieve their full potential in a world that is hungry for talent and innovation."
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