Four CSEF Students are 2014 Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalists

Posted: 3 September 2014
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Johanathan Wu, Middlebrook School, Wilton, CT

Johanathan Wu, Middlebrook School, Wilton, CT

I am pleased to announce that four Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF) students have been chosen as Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists. They are among the 300 selected nationwide.

  • Catherine Marie Herrick, Sandy Hook, now in 8th grade at St. Rose of Lima School, Newtown The Investigation of the Presence of Plastic Microscopic Fibers in Effluent Sewage Water and the Long Island Sound
  • Gabriel Hunter Mesa, Canton, now in 9th grade at the University High School of Science & Engineering, Hartford, Graphene Enhanced Piezoelectric Generator for Environmental Energy Conservation
  • Prastik Mohanraj, Ansonia, now in 8th grade at Engineering and Science University Inter-district Magnet School, Hamden Using Wettability to Develop Reusable Freezer Bags
  • Jonathan Wu, Wilton, now in 8th grade, Middlebrook School, Wilton Harness the Power of Wind and Solar

See their abstracts and the awards they won at the Fair.

Semifinalists were selected from more than 2,054 applicants after each application received three independent readings and evaluations by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. Nominees qualified to enter the Broadcom MASTERS by being among the top 10 percent of the participants at their Society for Science & The Public affiliated science fairs. In 2014, 18 CSEF  students who were top placing in their categories accepted the invitation to compete and submitted their application to Broadcom MASTERS. Read the abstracts for all of this year’s CSEF Broadcom MASTERS competitors.

The Broadcom MASTERS submission process is similar in complexity to a college application. We applaud all our competitors who made the effort.

Catherine Herrick, St. Rose of Lima School, Sandy Hook, CT

Catherine Herrick, St. Rose of Lima School, Sandy Hook, CT

Now, we patiently wait for September 17 to hear who of the 300 nationwide will be chosen as one of the 30 finalists. Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., October 24 –October 28 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. 

Prastik Mohanraj, Eng. & Sci. U. Inter-district Magnet School, Hamden, CT

Prastik Mohanraj, Eng. & Sci. U. Inter-district Magnet School, Hamden, CT

 

Get more information on the SSP Broadcom MASTERS website.

Bob Wisner
Fair Director
[email protected]

 

Gabriel Hunter Mesa, University HS of Sci. & Eng., Hartford

Gabriel Hunter Mesa, University HS of Sci. & Eng., Hartford

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