Madison Toonder loves animals. She loves them so much she spent her summer at a veterinary intensive program. She also interns at an animal hospital and volunteers at a zoo.
Read our interview with Madison, a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, below to learn more about her animal adoration, which fruit vet students practice surgeries on, and how she plans to achieve her lofty goals.
Find out why she believes science fairs have the power to motivate and her favorite moment as a 1987 and 1988 Intel ISEF finalist.
Learn more about the ancient microbes that shaped the Earth's geosphere, "invented" metabolism, and came to the rescue during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Read our profile with Luiz to find out why he chases utopias, his current STEM goals, and achieving his dream by attending Intel ISEF.
Luiz Fernando da Silva Borges, a Brazilian high school student, is working to make it possible for those who use prosthetic limbs to recover their lost movements.
Laura Sanders was having a blast as a creative writing major at Vanderbilt University — but something felt wrong. “It was fiction writing, and we would just make up stories and have seminars and have a lot of fun. Halfway through I thought: Maybe I should add science.”
Dissecting pig and sheep lungs to learn how people breathe is how one teen spent her summer. Hari Bhimaraju loves biomedical science and learning about how the body works.
Read our interview with Hari, a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, below to learn more about her dissections, her medicine management app, and what fruit represents burn victims.
WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT STEM GOALS: I'm working on a medicine management system for the elderly and visually-impaired. I submitted this project to ProjectCSGirls in June and was a national winner!
Building the next generation of ion thrusters to take astronauts to more distant stars — before entering high school. That's one of Avery Clowes' goals.
"I've been working on powering the next generation of ion thrusters," said Avery, a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist. "I've engineered a system that is potentially cheaper, more efficient, and even beneficial to astronauts."
Frances Barron got hooked on biochemistry through watching sea urchin fertilization in an undergraduate lab. As Vice President of Biology and Regulatory Affairs at Nanomedical Diagnostics, a biotech company in San Diego, California, Frances asks herself how the complex processes of forming life can be harnessed to solve medical problems.
As a high school student, Jessika Baral applied for a patent on a device she invented. Not many high school students can graduate saying they've done that.
Jessika created a device that strengthens eye muscles and improves peripheral vision. She also donated several of the devices to vision-challenged high school students. Now she's working to develop at test for small cell lung cancer.
Share your stories and photos of how you give to science with the Society for Science & the Public. We want to spread the ways that people can be involved in STEM fields.
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