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:
North Carolina USNC02 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
USNC50 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