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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:

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