Betsy Arnold is a former International Science and Engineering Fair finalist, who served as a judge in the plant sciences category at this year’s Intel ISEF. In her day job, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona where she conducts research, teaches, and mentors students (including high school students.)
River Grace, 14, from West Melbourne, FL won the Samueli Foundation Grand Prize of $25,000 for his project, Rain Dance of the Radiata: Behavior of the Endangered Radiated Tortoise and Related Species and his mastery of STEM principles during the weeklong competition.
The Broadcom MASTERS finalists got the opportunity of a lifetime on Monday, September 30 when they met President Obama and received an impromptu tour of the Oval Office!
On Saturday, September 28, hundreds of people came out to meet the finalists of the Broadcom MASTERS. Visitors had the chance to meet each of the finalists and discuss the projects that qualified them as one of the 30 finalists in this national STEM competition for middle school students.
On Monday, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists had a morning filled with hands-on STEM challenges where judges were evaluating not only their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math, but also their teamwork and leadership skills. During this, each team also had the opportunity to meet with 11 STEM professionals.
Thirty of the nation’s best young scientists are arriving in Washington, DC today to compete in the finals of the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars).