Broadcom MASTERS Semi-Finalists from NC

The NC 2016 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists are among the top 300 middle school students selected from a pool of 2,343 entrants and more than 6,000 nominees from fairs across the United States.

The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 20, 2016 when 30 finalists will be selected from among the 300 semifinalists.  Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 27 to November 2, 2016.  Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the Samueli Prize of $25,000.

Here are North Carolina's Broadcom MASTERS Semi-Finalists:


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Cary Classical Arts & Sciences Academy
Ashley Elisabeth Lamb (8th Grade)
Cary, North Carolina
Freshwater Pollutants: The Harmful Effects of Short-Term Exposure on Our Beneficial Bivalves

Holly Ridge Middle School
Ashleigh Marie Nicoll (7th Grade)
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Potential Changes in Yarkovsky’s Effect on Bennu Through the Examination of Direct vs. Angular Impact of Light on Crookes Radiometer

Sterling Montessori Charter School and Academy
Ana Leslie Ratanaphruks (8th Grade)
Morrisville, North Carolina
Grading Olive Oil Using a Low-Cost Laser-Induced Fluroescence Spectrometer

Asheville Christian Academy
Katherine Elizabeth Rudins (6th Grade)
Fletcher, North Carolina
E-book vs. Tree-book

East Middle School
Joseph David Steed, IV (6th Grade)
Candor, North Carolina
Sweet and Warm