MEET THE 2011 WINNERS
Samantha Rowland of Tipp City, Ohio, wins a Celestron Telescope and an iPad2 for her project on the impact of light type on pine needles.
Robert Heckman of Kailua, Hawaii, wins a STEM summer camp experience and an iPad2 for his project on coral tumors, parrotfish predation and bacteria.
Katherine Landoni of Sequim, Wash., wins a VIZIO Home Theatre System and an iPad2 for her project on genetic variation and salinity in New Zealand mud snails.
Crystal Poole of San Diego, Calif. wins a STEM summer camp experience and an iPad2 for her project on buttercream frosting.
Rising Stars Award
Carolyn Jons of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Chad Campbell of Hampstead, N.C., win a trip to the May 2012 Intel ISEF high school competition in Pittsburgh as official observers of the Broadcom MASTERS in recognition of their projects on soap bubbles, and the presence of antibiotics in meat, respectively.
2011 COMPETITION FINALISTS
The 30 finalists in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS were announced on August 29, 2011. They were awarded all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for more than $40,000 in cash prizes on October 2, 2011.
Broadcom MASTERS 2011 Finalist Book
|First Name||Last Name||City||State||Project|
|Roshini||Asirvatham||Rochester||MN||Cross my Heart and Hope to Get Smarter: Cognitive Benefits of a Yogic Exercise|
|Namrata||Balasingam||San Jose||CA||The Physics of the Party Balloon: On Laplace's Law, Nonlinear Elasticity, and Their Uses in Physiology and Medicine|
|Justin||Barber||Raleigh||NC||Don't Blow Your Top!|
|Braeden *||Benedict||Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||It's a Liquid. It's a Solid. It's Super Fluid!: Effect of Material Composition on the Shear Strength Yield Point of Magnetorheological Fluids|
|Meagan||Bethel||Tucson||AZ||Caught on Camera: A Longitudinal Study and Regional Comparison of the Wild Cat Population of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico|
|Andrew||Blonsky||Chapel Hill||NC||Algae the Carbon Sponge: Optimum Temperature for Chlorella Photosynthesis|
|Chad||Campbell||Hampstead||NC||THE Debate on Your Plate! Are there Antibiotics Present in the Meat We Purchase from Local Grocery Stores?|
|Ria||Chhabra||Plano||TX||Organic Food: Buy or Bypass: The Effect of Organic vs. Inorganic Foods on the Health and Growth Parameters of Drosophila melanogaster|
|Kyle||Davis||Sunbury||OH||Song Sparrows: As Temperature Decreases Body Size Increases, Always?|
|Valerie||Ding||Portland||OR||FP-LMTO PLW Calculations of Electronic Band Structure for LED Materials: GaP, ZnSe, and BN|
|Alicia||D'Souza||Plano||TX||The Big Kill: Impact of Oil and Dispersant on Algae Population|
|Daniel||Feeny||Woodside||CA||Are Waves the Dominant Force Driving Diversity in the Intertidal Zone?|
|Maria||Grimmett||Jupiter||FL||H2Oh No: Pharmaceuticals Are in my Groundwater! Removing Sulfamethazine with Hypercrosslinked Adsorbents|
|Lauren||Hall||Corpus Christi||TX||Revealing the Past, Year Two|
|Nathan||Han||Boston||MA||A Study of Somatic Sensory Receptive Fields in Human Skin|
|Robert||Heckman||Kailua||HI||Corals Tumors, Parrotfish Predation and Bacteria|
|Benjamin||Hylak||West Grove||PA||Practical Application of a Telepresence Robot|
|Anirudh||Jain||Portland||OR||Creating an inexpensive, Reusable and Portable Water Filtration Device using Silver Nanoparticles|
|Carolyn||Jons||Eden Prairie||MN||The Effect of Soap Bubble Size on the Insulative Ability of Foams|
|Jordan||Kamimura||Hilo||HI||Added Value...or Added Cost?: Is High Protein Dry Dog Food a More Cost-effective Food Source than Commercial Grade Fish Food for Tilapia?|
|Coleman||Kendrick||Los Alamos||NM||Computer Simulation of Dark Matter Effects on Galaxy Rotation|
|Katherine||Landoni||Sequim||WA||The Relation of Genetic Variation to Salinity Tolerance in New Zealand Mudsnails|
|I-Chun||Lin||Plano||TX||A Study of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Efficiency and Lifespan|
|Jennifer||Markley||Westerville||OH||All Cracked Up: Does the Food a Chicken Eats Affect the Protein in the Eggs Produced?|
|Adriana||Monzon||Guaynabo||PR||An Analysis of Rainfall in Plankton Productivity in an Estuary|
|Nikhil||Patel||Geneva||FL||DEFROST: Designing an Environmentally Friendly Recycler of the Sun's Thermal Energy|
|Crystal||Poole||San Diego||CA||The Melting Point: A Study of Ingredients in Buttercream Icing|
|Samantha||Rowland||Tipp City||OH||The Effect of Light Type and Spectrum on Pine Needle Abscission|
|Emily||Sarkisian||Mansfield||MA||The Relationship Between Space Weather and GPS Accuracy|
|Mahita||Tovinkere||Portland||OR||Earthquake Magnitudes Varying as a Function of Distance from the Epicenter - Simulation using Sound Waves|
|William||White||Hilton Head||SC||Does Planting with Salicornia Increase Survival of Crop Plants under Salty Conditions?|