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Eighth-grader Colin Clevenger among Top 300 in nationwide STEM competition

Southern eighth-grader Colin Clevenger is among the Top 300 competitors in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle schoolers. The Broadcom MASTERS, which leverages 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. Colin’s project 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.