Quest Academy Student Selected as a Semifinalist in Broadcom MASTERS National Science Fair Competition
Posted: August 17, 2012
Quest Academy middle school student, Jordan Gregg, has been selected as a semifinalist in the Broadcom Foundation MASTERS National Science Fair Competition. Her science fair project was in the Environmental Science category, Griping About Grapes: Does Veggie Wash Remove Pesticides?
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 300 middle school students as semifinalists in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) – a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition for middle school students. Broadcom MASTERS was created to reward and encourage sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to continue their studies in math and science throughout high school by igniting a passion for innovation through a unique competition that exposes them to independent research, scientific inquiry, hands-on learning and teamwork.
Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,460 applicants after rigorous evaluation and judging conducted by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. Applicants qualify to enter the Broadcom MASTERS by placing in the top 10 percent of the participants at their SSP-affiliated science fairs and winning the competition.
The 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists will be announced on August 29. Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., September 28-October 3 to showcase their science fair projects and compete in a four day STEM competition for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000 presented by the Samueli Foundation.