Jessie Clark student in Top 300 of national STEM competition
Eighth grader Karthika Hariprasad of Jessie Clark Middle School is among the Top 300 students in the 10th annual Broadcom MASTERS — the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition for middle school. Karthika, whose project was “Environment Friendly Disposable Gloves,” received a $125 award from the Department of Defense for the first-round honor. From the pool of 300 students, a panel of scientists, engineers, and educators from around the nation will select 30 finalists to compete for over $100,000 in awards.
Last spring, Karthika’s project earned Best of Fair honors in the 2021 Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair. She placed first in the Earth & Environmental Science category in her age group and received the Taking the Pulse of the Planet award, the Lemelson Early Inventor Prize, and an EPA award.
The Broadcom MASTERS, a program of the Society for Science, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers, and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st century.