Science Award

Technology Award

Engineering Award

Mathematics Award

Rising Stars Award

Team Award


Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public present the 30 middle school finalists who competed in the third annual Broadcom MASTERS competition. The 14 girls and 16 boys came from 17 states and represented 30 schools. The finalists won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for more than $60,000 in cash prizes.

The names, geographic location and project titles of the 30 finalists names are listed below. Winners were announced on October 1, 2013.

Broadcom MASTERS 2013 Finalist Book

First Name Last Name City State Project
Acks Eitan San Diego CA Tongue Untwister
Agarwal Aakshi Hamden CT TACE Inhibitors as Non-Biological Drugs for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Balachandar Sidhika Gainesville FL Can You Keep It Down?
Becker Michael Flower Mound TX Different Temperatures, Different Pitch
Becker Drew Heber City UT Fingerprinting Oil Wells
Bloomfield Rebecca Colorado Springs CO A Slippery Slope: The Effects of Slope and Remediation Treatments on Post-Fire Sedimentation
Burnett Emma Pittsburgh PA Elements of Fluorescence
Corn Elizabeth Tampa FL The Effects of Nanoparticle Size on the Antibacterial Effects of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) on E. coli Bacteria
Gandall Keoni Huntington Beach CA Engineering Pink Salt!
Garimella Mihir Pittsburgh PA ScentIt: Digitally Recreating Smells
Gonser Caleb Terre Haute IN Space vs. No Space: Competition for Oviposition Sites in Bean Beetles
Grace River West Melbourne FL Rain Dance of the Radiata: Behavior of the Endangered Radiated Tortoise and Related Species
Hoolahan Seamus Anaconda MT Feel the Power
Horton Krystal Menifee CA Agrilus Coxalis: The Gold Spotted Oak Borer
Iyer Dhruv Chandler AZ From the Playground to the Boardroom: Modified R-P-S Game as a Model for Negotiations with Constraints
Jones Cameron Portola Valley CA We're Jammin': Using the Jamming Principle to Construct a Universal Gripper
Kailey-Steiner Johann Denver CO Rocket Design, Part 3: Exploring How Vortex Generators Affect Boundary Layer Airflow
Kamat Rhea San Antonio TX Broccoli Power: Effect of Sulforaphane on Tadpole Development
McCoy Austin Rochester MN Designing and Validating Affordable, High Quality Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Laboratory Equipment for Developing Nations
Mohindra Smita Yorktown Heights NY Novel Strategies in the Treatment of Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency Using Sensors
Nolan Caroline Stuart FL Bee Happy, Bee Healthy: Improving the Health of Bee Hives
Sauer Julienne San Ramon CA Quantum Locking: The Future of Frictionless Motion
Sperry Nathaniel Falls Church VA When Carrots Turn Green... Literally!
Steele Hannah Bedford VA What's the Interplanetary Forecast: Can a Homemade Magnetometer Accurately Measure How the Interplanetary Magnetic Field Is Affected by Solar Storms?
Swintosky Megan Hatfield PA Novel Mutations in the FLCN Gene in Cases of Familial Spontaneous Pneumothoraces
Wallin Brenna Lexington KY Nuclear Nerka: Detection of Ionic Radiation in Pacific Sockeye Salmon
Weber Sean Sequim WA Strength of Mussel Byssal Threads vs. Wave Action
Wentzel Joshua Portland OR Going Ballistc! The Surprising Relationship of Reservoir Volume to Barrel Length and Reservoir Pressure in a Homemade Air Cannon
Womble Grant Tallahassee FL Blown Away by Biomimicry: Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbines through Biomimicry Enhanced Blade Design
Wu Katherine North Patomac MD The Association of Selling Sweets/Snacks at School and the Obese Rate at School