Broadcom MASTERS Draws Applicants from 45 States
Evaluators are poring over the 1,476 applications received for the first Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from 45 states and Puerto Rico applied after nomination by their local science fairs based on their award-winning projects.
Three hundred Semifinalists will be announced on August 16, and the very best of them will be named as the 30 Finalists on August 31. Finalists will win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, in October to showcase their projects and compete for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000 presented by the Samueli Foundation, a gift of Susan and Henry Samueli, a founder of Broadcom.
|Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) with SSP Fellows Joyce Corriere and Travis Hartberger|
|Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) with SSP Fellow Jonathon Wetherington|
New SSP Fellows Train in DC
The third class of SSP Fellows traveled to Washington, DC, this week for the Fellows Institute. The ten high school teachers received program management training and participated in an intensive week of workshops on guiding students in scientific research. While in the Nation's capital, the Fellows also visited their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss science education.
The Fellows, who were competitively selected from a large entrant pool representing 42 states and American Samoa and are supported through a generous grant from Intel, are designing independent research programs for their students. Fellows are selected from communities that have lacked resources to provide science research opportunities to high school students.
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|Madelyn Ho (Intel ISEF 2003, Intel STS Semifinalist 2004) dancing with Justin Kahan|
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|The red and green glowing lights in this picture are “airglow” in the Earth’s ionosphere. (This photo was taken from a space shuttle, visible at left.) The March tsunami that wreaked havoc on Japan produced similar atmospheric, glowing ripples.|
Credit: NASA Johnson Space Center.
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