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Broadcom MASTERS Student in the News: Joshua Wentzel

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Joshua Wentzel, 14, at his project on public day.

Congratulations to Joshua Wentzel on being a Broadcom MASTERS 2013 finalist and on meeting President Obama. 

Read the article in Oregon Live

His project looked at how to optimize air cannons:


"An air cannon is like a regular cannon, like on a pirate ship," Wentzel said. But instead of black powder, an air cannon uses pressurized air as propellant.

"I really love the TV show called MythBusters, and they feature a lot of air cannons," he said. "I thought it would be really cool if I could do that."

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