These semi-finalists selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from a record high of 2,499 applicants in 37 states, Puerto Rico and the Department of Defense overseas. The applicants were nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS by placing among the top 10 percent of middle school competitors at Society-affiliated regional and state science fairs, including North Carolina State Science Fair. And for the second year in a row, there will be an equal number of male and female finalists competing in this prestigious competition, which seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future.
Winners will be named on October 24 after finalists complete in a rigorous competition that will test their abilities in STEM, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
Kulkarni, Anushka Grade: 7th Affiliate Fair ID: USNC50 Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte, NC Project Title: Yielding Hydrogen by the Electrolysis of Water Using a Hoffman Apparatus
Williams, Regan Grade: 6th Affiliate Fair ID: USNC50 Roland-Grise Middle School, Wilmington, NC Project Title: Marsh Attacks: Context-Dependent Effects of Intraspecific Trait Variation in a Marsh Ecosystem Predator-Prey Interaction
Zuravel, Kaitlyn Grade: 7th Affiliate Fair ID: USNC50 R. Max Abbott Middle School, Fayetteville, NC Project Title: GLIDERS: Which Airfoil Shape and Angle of Incidence Will Produce the Longest Glide Time and Distance?