Science Award

Technology Award

Engineering Award

Mathematics Award

Rising Stars Award

Team Award

Scott A. McGregor Leadership Award


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 were announced in October 2015.

Broadcom MASTERS 2015 Finalist Book

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