Students from Beaumont and Southern among Broadcom MASTERS’ Top 300 innovators
Kiran Koul from Beaumont Middle School and Colin Clevenger from Southern Middle School are among the Top 300 competitors in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS, sponsored by theBroadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public. Four students from Louisville also made the cut in the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition for middle schoolers. The semifinalists comprise a nearly equal number of girls and boys from more than three dozen states.
The Broadcom MASTERS, which leverages Society-affiliated science fairs as a critical component of the STEM talent pipeline, features the top 10 percent of middle school projects from around the country. Kiran’s project was “The Effect of Rennet Mediated Coagulation on Acid Based Milk Curdling,” and Colin’s was “The Psychology of Surveillance: How Feeling Watched Affects Driver Behavior.”
On Sept. 18, a panel of scientists, engineers, and educators will name the 30 finalists who will travel to Washington, D.C., for a four-day STEM competition with more than $100,000 in awards and prizes at stake. These students will participate in team challenges aimed at demonstrating their mastery of 21st century skills in each of the STEM areas, meet with government officials, and showcase their projects for the public on Oct. 26.