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 fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS competition. The 12 girls and 18 boys came from 13 states and represented 29 schools. The finalists won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., and competed for more than $75,000 in cash prizes.

The names, geographic location and project titles of the 30 finalists is below. Winners, shown above, were announced on October 28, 2014.

Broadcom MASTERS 2014 Finalist Book

First Name Last Name City State Project
Muhammad Abdulla Melbourne FL Deterministic and Stochastic Analysis in Biomedical Engineering: Fractal Geometry vs. Brownian Motion
Nikhil Behari Sewickley PA Latencies, Haptics, & Passwords
Daniel Bruce San Diego CA Flight Initiation Distance: Human Presence Impacts on Lagoon Bird Response
Benjamin Chrepta Rochester MN Improving and Testing Robotic Arm Kinesthetics with the Use of Processing, Kinect, and Arduino
Joshua Courtney Baton Rouge LA Condition Factors in Fish as Bioindicators of Oyster Over-harvesting in the Calcasieu Estuary
Arnob Das Portland OR A Novel Biocompatible Medical Implant Material
Leo Deng Portland OR Development of Forest Fire Prediction Tool for the State of Oregon
Caroline Edmonds Fountain Valley CA Blink and Run: Flashlight Fish
Linus Freyer Pinecrest FL Who Wants to Eat Horse?: Accuracy of Meat Declaration in Lasagna
Raghav Ganesh San Jose CA A Low Cost, Adoptable, User Tested Add-on Device for the White Cane Facilitating Safer Mobility of the Visually Impaired
Makayla Gates Peralta NM Acoustic Levitation: The Wave of the Future
Alden Giedraitis Byfield MA Project A.I.P: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Navigation
Floyd Greenwood Andover MA Selectively Breeding Nannochloropsis Microalgae to Become a Healthier Feed Stock for Freshwater Rotifers
Holly Jackson San Jose CA Sewing Science
Aditya Jain Portland OR It’s a Matter of Life & Breath: An Improved Automated Diagnostic Tool for Lung Cancer Solitary Pulmonary Nodules (SPN) Detection towards Population Based Screening
Gelsey Jaymes Mount Pleasant SC No More Oyster Roasts?: Effect of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Oysters
Sahar Khashayar Laguna Niguel CA Wildfire Early Warning System using Computer Science
Rajiv Movva San Jose CA Preventing Excessive Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: An in vitro Inhibition Mechanism of Alpha-Amylase with Flavonoids
Chythanya Murali Little Rock AR Saving the Aquatic Ecosystem from Oil Spill Cleaning Agents: A Non-Conventional Approach
Caroline Nolan Stuart FL Filtering Agricultural Effluent with Fungal Mycelium
Jonathan Okasinski Harleysville PA To See or Not to See: A Foray into DIY Quantum Entanglement
Annie Ostojic Munster IN Wave Goodbye to Energy Loss
James Roney Santa Barbara CA Can Ant Pheromones Communicate Food Quality?
Hafsa Saeed Fort Pierce FL Nitrogen Levels from the Agricultural Fields to the Indian River Lagoon
Alexander Shelby Fishers IN Gre-Cycling
Aditya Sivakumar Beaverton OR An Acoustical Investigation of Western Classical Music Theory
Talar Terzian Gainesville FL Churn It Up: Off-the-Grid Laundry Agitators
Annika Urban Pittsburgh PA The Stethophone
Katherine Wu North Potomac MD A Driver's Companion: Using EEG Waves and Eye Blinks to Prevent Drowsy Driving
Liam Young Colorado Springs CO The Bubble Effect: How Nozzle Induced Cavitation Reduces Surface Drag on Water Vessels