I-Chun Lin from Plano, Texas was the 3rd place winner at the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public. Below she describes her experience as a finalist and advises middle school students interested in science not to be afraid to explore their passions. Broadcom MASTERS is the national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for 6th-8th grade students in the United States.
By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Specialst, Society for Science & the Public
“Oh my gosh!”
“I’m very honored.”
“That’s pretty awesome.”
“Thank you so much.”
“We believe that middle schoolers make a critical decision as to whether they will stay with or step away from science and math courses in high school,” says Paula Golden, Executive Director of the Broadcom Foundation.