Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the finalists of the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS on September 20. The top 30 students include 15 girls and 15 boys representing 28 schools and one home school in 15 states, including 8 from California, 3 from Florida and Georgia, and two each from Louisiana, Maryland, Texas and Virginia.
All finalists receive a $500 cash award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for the competition where they will showcase their projects and compete as teams in hands-on STEM activities. The public is invited to view the top 30 projects and meet the finalists on Saturday, October 29th from 1-4pm at a free event at the National Geographic Society. Finalists are competing to win top awards, including the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize. Winners will be announced on November 1.
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the semifinalists of the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS on September 6. The top 300 students are composed of more women than men and represent 37 states, including 54 semifinalists from California; 41 from Florida; 28 from Texas; 17 from New York; and 16 from Pennsylvania.
The semifinalists are competing to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals. 30 finalists will be selected to win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to present their research projects and compete in team hands-on STEM challenges to demonstrate their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Finalists will be announced on September 20.
Regeneron will become only the third sponsor in 75 years of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition, committing $100 million to support the Science Talent Search and other Society programs through 2026. As part of its commitment, Regeneron is nearly doubling the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually, increasing the top award to $250,000, and doubling the awards for the top 300 young scientists and their schools to $2,000 each. During its history, the Science Talent Search has provided more than $25 million in awards to over 8,500 students and schools.
Regeneron is led by two alums of the Science Talent Search, Chief Executive Officer Leonard Schleifer and Chief Scientific Officer George D. Yancopoulos. Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company based in Tarrytown, New York that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain and infectious diseases.
Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public announced the Grand Award winners of Intel ISEF 2016 on May 13.
Han Jie (Austin) Wang, 18, of Vancouver, Canada is the recipient of the first place Gordon E. Moore Award and $75,000 for developing microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that more efficiently convert organic waste into electricity.
Syamantak Payra, 15, of Friendswood, Texas, received one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows an individual with a weakened leg to walk more naturally.
Kathy Liu, 17, of Salt Lake City, Utah, received the other Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for developing an alternative battery component that could significantly improve battery performance and safety.
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