Olivia Henderson from Loveland, Ohio was a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS. Below she describes her experience during the Broadcom MASTERS finals in Washington, DC this fall. Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for U.S. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Bill Wallace teaches physiology and research methods in biology at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. He has also volunteered as the head judge of the Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, for the past two years. In addition, he has volunteered as an evaluator for the Intel Science Talent Search for almost two decades.
SSP Alumnus Shari-Lynn Odzer, who participated in both the Science Talent Search and the International Science and Engineering Fair (now both sponsored by Intel) while in high school, describes her experiences participating in science education competitions and how that impacted her current career as a physician.
After their exciting and intense week-long competition, the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS finalists got to experience an Innovation Day leading up to Tuesday night’s award ceremony. The morning kicked off with finalists working in their teams to learn basic computer programming in order to alter the classic game, “Snake.”
At last year’s inaugural Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), students requested more opportunities to meet with and speak to professionals in the STEM fields. Earlier this week, this year’s class of Broadcom MASTERS had the opportunity to introduce themselves and speed network with six science and engineering professionals.