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CONGRATULATIONS! FLORIDA 2021 Regeneron STS SCHOLARS

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The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science, is the nation’s
most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Alumni of STS have made
extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science
and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.
Each year, 300 Regeneron STS scholars and their schools are recognized. From that select pool of
scholars, 40 student finalists are invited to participate in final judging, display their work to the public,
meet with notable scientists and compete for awards, including the top award of $250,000

 
FLORIDA
Boca Raton                               Florida Atlantic University High School
                                                    Willis, Devin, 18
                                                    SlideMap: A Flexure Based Approach to Automating Digital Pathology Cancer
                                                    Diagnosis
Fort Lauderdale                      Pine Crest School
                                                   El‐Sharif, Maya Wael, 17
                                                   Understanding the Regulation of Food Consumption in Drosophila melanogaster
Miami                                       Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
                                                   Finger, Tali, 18
                                                   A Genomic‐Based Investigation of Repetitive Behaviors Across Four
                                                   Neurodevelopmental Disorders Using a Machine Learning Approach
                                                  Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
                                                  Odzer, Michael Noah, 18
                                                  Identifying and Overcoming Environmental Factors Affecting the use of
                                                  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Wildlife Studies of Chelonia mydas
Ocala                                        Vanguard High School
                                                  Shar, Andy, 15
                                                  Novel Fabrication and Implementation of Copper and Silver Plasmonic
                                                  Nanostructure Coated Foil as a Spectrally Selective Absorber in Highly Efficient
                                                  Solar Steam Generation Under One Sun Illumination
Oviedo                                     Oviedo High School
                                                  Santra, Laboni, 17
                                                  Optimized 3D‐Printed Microneedle Devices for the Delivery of New Therapeutics
                                                  to Citrus Phloem Tissue
Plantation                               American Heritage School
                                                   Mishra, Roshni, 18
                                                   Expression of Anti‐Neurodegeneration Genes in Mutant Caenorhabditis elegans
                                                   Using CRISPR‐Cas9 Improves Behavior Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

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CONGRATULATIONS FLORIDA! 2020 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists

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CONGRATULATIONS! Florida Finalists

Society for Science & the Public and Broadcom Foundation are proud to announce the 30 finalists in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. The finalists will compete in the first ever Virtual Broadcom MASTERS from October 16-21, participating in team challenges in addition to being judged on their science research projects.
The finalists will participate in a private judging process with a panel of top scientists. In addition to being judged on their research projects, they will engage in team challenges where they will be judged on their mastery of critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration in each of the STEM areas.
You can meet these finalists virtually on October 20th by registering here: https://ssp.6connex.com/event/virtual/bcm/login

Virtual Showcase

The Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase will open on October 20 at 10 a.m. EDT and will be available to the public through November 4. The finalists will be at their booths and able to respond to questions from 2-4 p.m. EDT on October 20.

The Society will be providing educational materials for educators interested in bringing students to the exhibit for a digital field trip. Visitors to the exhibit will also have an opportunity to visit the STEM Experiential Hall where you can access interactive and immersive STEM experiences.

Please plan on tuning into watch the Winners Award Ceremony on October 21 at 7pm EDT and see who brings home the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize.
The finalists include 14 girls and 16 boys covering 16 states and representing 29 schools. All finalists receive a $500 cash award and will compete for over $100,000 in prizes.

Four of these Finalists are from Florida!

Amelia Curran
8th Grade, Herbert C. Hoover Middle School
Indialantic, Florida
Comparing the Efficiency, Free Fatty Acid Percentage, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Waste Vegetable Oil and Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata) Biodiesels

Elise Rina
8th Grade, Lake Eola Charter School
Orlando, Florida
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Logan Silvea
7th Grade, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Melbourne, Florida
Correlation Between Interocular Signal Delay and Luminosity, Measured Through the Perceived Intensity of the Pulfrich Effect, Noting the Impact of Ocular Dominance (2 Year Study – Psychological Adaptations and Optical Illusions

Zoe Weissman
8th Grade, American Heritage School
Plantation, Florida
Testing Phytochemicals for Antinocicepetive Properties in Both Female and Male Drosophila melanogaster in Order to Discover a Natural Painkiller and Reduce Bias in the Drug Industry

 

Get to know more about each finalist here Broadcom 2020 Florida Finalists