River Grace was the top winner of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS. We catch up with him one year later on our Doing Science blog to talk about what he is up to now and his advice for other young students interested in science.
"Broadcom MASTERS has had a very positive effect on my life. Simply being part of the process changed how I think and deepened my intellectual curiosity and desire to engage in science."
On September 17, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 30 students as finalists in the fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS® – the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
Rebecca Bloomfield of Colorado Springs, Colorado won second place in Technology at the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS and a first award in Microbiology at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014.
Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas won a Best of Category award and a trip to the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2014.
After months of hard work on his project, Harsha Uppili of Oregon qualified as an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2014 finalist, earning a trip to Los Angeles, but he never dreamed the competition would lead to another special experience. Uppili and two other finalists, Achal Fernando-Peiris of Ohio and Yousuf Soliman of California, won the Innovation Exploration Grand Award at Intel ISEF.
On September 3, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 300 students as semifinalists in the fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is an experience of a lifetime for many students. The competition connects them to other peers interested in science, motivates them to continue following their passion for research, and in some cases, leads to awards and even more unbeatable experiences.
Gili Rusak of New York was one of the recipients of the CERN Special Award. She caught up with us to share her experience on the six day trip.
Julienne Sauer won a second place award in Science at Broadcom MASTERS 2013 and a scholarship from Arizona State University at Intel ISEF 2014. On our Doing Science blog, she tells us about her experiences competing in SSP educational competitions and her summer expedition to the American Prarie Reserve and Yellowstone National Park.