2015 COMPETITION FINALISTS
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public present the 30 middle school finalists who will compete in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS® competition. The 14 girls and 16 boys are from 14 states and represent 29 schools. The finalists win an all-expense paid trip to the Silicon Valley and will compete for cash and experiential prizes.
Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 300 semifinalists and 2,230 applicants in 39 states and American Samoa.
The names, geographic location and project titles of the 30 finalists are listed below. Winners will be announced in October.
|First Name||Last Name||City||State||Project||Carolyn||Almonte||Burlington||NJ||The Effect of Phthalates Used in Consumer Products on Brine Shrimp Mortality and Motility|
|Pranav||Anandarao||Rochester||MN||Efficiency of Electromagnetic Regenerative Shock Absorbers Under Simulated Road Conditions|
|Manasa||Bhimaraju||Cupertino||CA||Low-Cost Animated Teaching Tool for Study of Elements in the Periodic Table with an Interface for the Visually Impaired|
|Evelyn||Bodoni||Centennial||CO||Whatever It Takes|
|John||Caven||Jacksonville||FL||The Effect of Different Algorithms on Lacrosse Simulation Difficulty|
|Hannah||Cevasco||San Carlos||CA||Honey, I Found A Cure! Nature's Healing Agent/Anti-Inflammatory|
|Soyoun||Choi||Melbourne||FL||Is English Your Only Language? The Effect of Bilingualism on Cognitive Development in Adolescents|
|NATASHA||CHUGH||Plano||TX||Shower Water Usage Reminder System|
|Avery||Clowes||Bolton||MA||Position the Dropper|
|Maximilian||Du||Manlius||NY||A new, better, and economic method to measure and extract caffeine from drinks|
|Andrew||Eggebraaten||Rochester||MN||Building a better robotic hand: stronger, wireless, tactile feedback, controllable with an iPhone app.|
|Audrey||Glende||Salt Lake City||Utah||Ammonia: A Fishy Problem|
|Glenn||Grimmett||Jupiter||FL||Got Milk? Prevalence of Aflatoxin M1, β-Lactams, Sulfamethazine, and Tetracycline in South Florida Consumer Milk|
|Joseph||Huitt||Chico||CA||Honey! Where is all the Honey? The Effect of Stored Pollen on Honey Production|
|Elizabeth||Kinsey||Wilmington||NC||Water Pollution and the Eastern Oyster: A study of juvenile Crassostrea virginica|
|Mikayla||Lindsay||Niceville||FL||Force Field Fact or Fiction|
|Bryant||Liu||Rocky Point||NY||Effects of Pretreatment on the Release of Simple Sugars from Plant Fallen Leaves|
|Sebastian||Mellen||San Diego||CA||MathSuite: An Innovative Android App that Makes Dreaded Calculations FUN! Published on Google Play!|
|Naya||Menezes||San Diego||CA||Effective Headgear in Soccer|
|Rohit||Mital||Rochester Hills||MI||Using Geometry to Protect the Environment and Save Lives|
|Isaiah||O'Neal||Los Angeles||CA||Plant Electrophysiology Investigating Trigger Hairs:How Does Stimulation of Trigger HairsAffect the Generation of Action Potentials in a B52 Venus Flytrap?|
|Nikolai||Ortiz||Corpus Christi||TX||What's In Your Water? The Answer May Be Heavier Than You Think!|
|Annie||Ostojic||Munster||IN||A Novel Microwave Cavity Design Using Cylindrical Parabolic Reflectors to Optimize Energy Efficiency|
|Nicholas||Perez||Lake Elsinore||CA||Saving the Lives of Wildland Firefighters with a Hydrated Polyacrylate Fire Shelter|
|Kanishka||Ragula||Salt Lake City||Utah||A Hydraulic Solar Tracking System for Improving the Efficiency of Solar Panels|
|Anish||Singhani||San Ramon||CA||Easy to Use Wireless Solution for Disabled People to Control Wheelchair and a Virtual Keyboard using Brainwaves|
|Sriyaa||Suresh||Allentown||PA||The Effect of Third Hand Cigarette Smoke on the Geotaxis and Oviposition in Drosophila melanogaster|
|Madison||Toonder||St. Augustine||FL||The Effect of Sunblock Nanoparticles of Zinc Oxide and Micronized Sunscreen Chemicals on the Ability of the Bivalve Mollusk to Filter Bay Water|
|David||Yue||Plano||TX||Stereoscopic Three-Dimensional X-ray Reconstruction Processing and its Application to Cancer Prevention|
|Anusha||Zaman||Baton Rouge||LA||Betel Leaf and Gutkha Up Regulate Detoxification Genes|
Learn more about the 300 semifinalists.
U.S. BROADCOM MASTERS ALUMNI
Learn more about the past winners of the Broadcom MASTERS.