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).
Elson Galang, currently a college student at the University of the Philippines- Los Banos majoring in Agricultural Chemistry, was an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012 finalist. He recently founded the Network of ISEF Alumni-Philippines and serves as the network’s acting Editor in Chief.
Every year since 1997, finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) have had the opportunity to submit questions and attend a panel presentation by Nobel Laureates, and Intel ISEF 2013 was no exception. The panelists: J. Michael Bishop (Physiology/Medicine, 1989), H.
Evie Sobczak from St. Petersburg, Florida was the Best of Category winner in Energy and Transportation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2013 for her project on turning algae into oil. Along with a cash award, Evie won a trip to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech).