On October 6, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competition for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Broadcom Foundation and SSP also announced first and second place winners in each of the STEM categories, Rising Stars, and a Team Award. In addition, students elected their class speaker, the first recipient of the Scott A. McGregor Leadership Award.
On Friday, October 2, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists arrived in Santa Clara, California.
Check out additional photos from orientation and teambuilding on our Doing Science blog!
Don't miss your chance to meet the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) during the Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase!
This event will be held from 1-4PM at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Finalists will be on hand to discuss their science and engineering projects with students, teachers, parents, scientists, engineers and members of the general public who share their enthusiasm for science and engineering during this free event.
In a few days, Broadcom Bear is hopping on a flight from Washington, DC to California for Society for Science and the Public’s 2015 Broadcom MASTERS competition! The top 30 young scientists and engineers from around the country will be arriving in Silicon Valley for a week-long experience that includes presenting their projects, hands-on team challenges, and visiting STEM institutions.
Science News was the recipient of Best Feature for a Small Organization for "The Martian Diaries: What if the Curiosity rover kept a scrapbook?" at the recent Online News Association’s awards dinner.
Science News is a finalist in five categories for the 2015 Eddie & Ozzie Awards, which honor editorial and design excellence in the print and digital magazine industry. The awards will be presented at a luncheon in New York City on October 19.
The Eddies recognize editorial excellence; the Ozzies recognize excellence in magazine design.
Nitya Mani was one of the Intel ISEF 2015 finalists who won a opportunity to travel to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN. She learned about the research happening at CERN, including the Large Hadron Collider and antimatter. Nitya admires the incredible warmth of the math community.
Tell us about the CERN Special Awards trip. What was your most memorable experience?
A few weeks ago on a sunny Friday afternoon, I found myself at the Yale University Center for Engineering Innovation and Design for our first-ever SSP Alumni Pizza Party, spearheaded by Yale junior and Intel ISEF alumna Yamini Naidu. The center seems like the lair of a mad scientist, with sixteen high tables -- the kind you would find in a workshop or high school science class, power tools, spools of copper wire, 3D Printers, and even a sewing machine stocked with thread of every imaginable color.
This fall, Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, will partner with the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California to host the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week. Thirty Broadcom MASTERS finalists will be competing in a week-long series of hands-on challenges and other activities taking place October 1-7, 2015.
The Intel Foundation partnered with the China Adolescents for Science and Technology Organization to award six Intel ISEF finalists an 11-day trip to the Chinese cities of Beijing, Chengdu, and Hong Kong, including: Niklas Fauth, Sophia Korner, Kathy Liu, Diya Mathur, Raymond Wang, and Joshua Zhou.