On August 19, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of 300 students as semifinalists in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS - the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
Semifinalists hail from 39 states and American Samoa and were selected from 2,230 applicants.
Thirty finalists will be named on September 2 and then travel to Silicon Valley for a week-long competition in early October, where the top winner receives a $25,000 educational award.
Raymond Wang, 17, of Canada received the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for his project: a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission at this year’s Intel ISEF.
Nicole Ticea, 16, of Canada received one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for developing an inexpensive, easy-to-use testing device to combat the high rate of undiagnosed HIV infection in low-income communities.
Karan Jerath, 18, of Friendswood, Texas, received the other Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for refining and testing a novel device that should allow an undersea oil well to rapidly and safely recover following a blowout.
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Noah Golowich, Andrew Jin and Michael Hofmann Winer each received first-place awards of $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public.The top winners and other finalists from across the United States took home awards totaling more than $1 million.
View the press release for a full list of top winners and additional information