Holly Jackson, 14, won the top award of $25,000 at the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS. Holly garnered the coveted Samueli Prize with a winning project that investigated the ancient art of sewing from an architectural point of view- she used shear forces as the stresses for testing her stitches and fabric.
On Tuesday, October 28, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS.
Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, Calif., won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize in honor of overall STEM excellence and for her study on the strength and best application of stitches in sewing.
On Monday, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists continued working on team STEM challenges, including Let's Roll, which included building a roller coaster; Build a Better Building, designing a house that could withstand a hurricane simulated by a leafblower; Power to the People, designing and building wind generators; and It's a Blast, controlling the height of an Alka-Seltzer rocket.
The traditional science fair got flipped around this year at Broadcom MASTERS, as experts were the ones presenting their work to the finalists. Finalists had the chance to meet 12 professionals in the science and engineering fields, hear about their careers, and ask questions about their work.
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Finalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS participated in their first day of hands-on STEM challenges yesterday at Q?rius in the National Museum of Natural History.
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The 30 finalists of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS are currently presenting their projects to the public at Q?rius, part of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
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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).
Don’t miss your chance to meet 30 of the top young scientists and engineers of the future this Saturday, October 25 at Q?rius, part of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC.
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