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The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced on August 29 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.
This year's Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) finalists come from 17 states and represent 29 schools.
Learn more about the Broadcom MASTERS.
Baral, Jessika Grade: 7 Fremont, CAHopkins Junior High SchoolProject Title: A Novel Way to Strengthen Eye Muscles and Enhance Peripheral Vision
Coulson, Samuel Grade: 8 Weston, MO West Platte High School Project Title: A Futuristic Study of the Effects of Microgravity on the Biomass and Variation of Stems from Perpendicular of Raphanus sativus
Criscione, Lisa Grade: 8 Seven Hills, OH Incarnate Word Academy Project Title: Rusty Concrete: Will Too Much Water Corrode Concrete Faster?
Dholakia, Shashank Grade: 7 Santa Clara, CA Marian A. Peterson Middle School Project Title: The Sky Is No Limit - A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyra and Delta Cephei
Dholakia, Shishir Grade: 7 Santa Clara, CA Marian A. Peterson Middle School Project Title: The Sky Is No Limit - A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyra and Delta Cephei
Drury, Cassie Grade: 7 Louisville, KY St. Francis of Assisi Project Title: Exploring Cell Signaling in Wound Healing
Fennell, Katherine Grade: 7 New York, NY The Montessori Middle School Project Title: Could a Small Aquatic Plant Have Reversed Global Warming 49 Million Years Ago?
Filler, Elan Grade: 8 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Rolling Hills Country Day School Project Title: What is the Environmental Source of Cryptococcus gattii?
Gentry, Paige Grade: 7 San Angelo, TX Irion County Intermediate SchoolProject Title: Reducing Rabies Responsibly
Gilmartin, Raymond Grade: 8 South Pasadena, CA South Pasadena Middle School Project Title: Spare the Environment, Spoiler the Car: The Effect of Rear Spoilers on Drag and Lift
Grimmett, Maria Elena Grade: 8 Jupiter, FL The Weiss SchoolProject Title: H2Oh No! Pharmaceuticals Are in My Groundwater: Sulfamethazine Adsorption/Desorption Isotherms and Kinetics Using Purolite Resin MN250
Henderson, Olivia Grade: 8 Loveland, OH St. Columban SchoolProject Title: The Tsunami Safety System: Deploying the Barrier</>
Hnath, Sean Grade: 8 Reading, PA Muhlenberg Middle School Project Title: Ride the Wave to Power: Building and Testing an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Generator
Iyer, Varun Grade: 8 Springfield, IL Benjamin Franklin Middle School Project Title: Energy: The Sound Way: The Effects of Various Configurations of Heat Stack on the Energy Output of a Thermoacoustic Piezoelectric Generator
Jain, Anirudh Grade: 8 Portland, OR Summa Academy North Project Title: Use of Diatoms as Biological Indicators for Silver Nanoparticle Pollution
Jons, Carolyn Grade: 8 Eden Prairie, MN Central Middle School Eden PrairieProject Title: The Effect of Oxygen Removal Treatments on the Mold Growth of Blueberries
Lewis, Chase Grade: 6 Chapel Hill, NC Lewis School Project Title: Nitrocellulose: Speedy as a Flash
Li, David Grade: 8 Commack, NY Commack Middle SchoolProject Title: The Impact of a Parabolic Reflector on Wi-Fi Reception at Different Angles: A Compromise Between Signal Strength and Angle
Li, Shixuan Justin Grade: 8 Lynn Haven, FL Bay Haven Charter Academy Project Title: No Mo Squitoes: Repellent Formulation Development with Natural Ingredients Using Design of Experiments on Aedes aegypti via the K & D in vitro Method
Lou, Anna Grade: 7 Anaheim, CA Oxford Academy Project Title: Can 'Artificial' Intelligence Be More Intelligent than Human Doctors and Professors in Playing Blokus?
Lu, Daniel Grade: 8 Carlisle, MA Carlisle Public Schools Project Title: Psychoacoustics: The Perception of Volume
Masterson, Ceili Grade: 8 Palm Bay, FL Stone Middle School Project Title: The Effects of Reduced pH Levels on the Growth and Survival of the Calcareous Shelled Bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria
Messier, Ethan Grade: 6 Assonet, MA New England Christian Academy Project Title: Wave to the Future: The Utilization of Marine Waves Using Wave Buoys to Generate Electricity
Monts, Will Grade: 8 Bluffton, SC Cross Schools Project Title: Sail Away
Odzer, Nicole Grade: 8 North Miami Beach, FL Highland Oaks Middle School Project Title: Can Reef-Building Corals Adapt to the Stress of Global Warming? The Effect of Global Warming and PAR on Coral Bleaching in Montastrea cavernosa
Oei, Maura Clare Grade: 8 Hebron, CT Oei Home School Project Title: Development of a Prototype Pendulum Wave Energy Conversion Device
Patel, Maya Grade: 8 The Woodlands, TX McCullough Junior High School Project Title: Gauging Inferno Sprawl
Wheeler, Mabel Grade: 6 Orem, UT Cherry Hill Elementary SchoolProject Title: Sunburnt Polymers
Wilkins, John Grade: 6 San Antonio, TX Keystone School Project Title: The Effects of Changing the Moon's Eccentricity on High Tide Height (the Maximum and Minimum High Tide in One Year) in Boston, Massachusetts Coastal Area
Yoke, Camille Grade: 8 Midlothian, VA Manchester Middle SchoolProject Title: The Effect of Boat Hull Shape, Height of Center of Gravity, and Degree of Incline on Amount of Restoring Torque Produced
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