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Broadcom MASTERS alumni attends Cambridge University Scholar Program

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Maria Elena on the grounds of Cambridge University 

Photo courtesy of Michael Grimmett

Maria Elena Grimmett, a two-time Broadcom MASTERS Finalist (2011 – 2012) and two-time Intel ISEF Grand Award Winner (2013 – 2014), traveled to Cambridge University in England during mid-March to explore scientific discovery and its influence on literature. 

The recipient of the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS Mathematics Award, Maria Elena used her award money to cover the expenses of a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage in twenty-two lectures and discussions with Cambridge faculty on topics as varied as Darwin and his era, Watson and Crick, Dickens’ Hard Times, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Shelley’s Frankenstein

Over two weeks, Maria Elena developed a thesis paper on a scientific topic of her choosing under the direct mentorship of a Cambridge professor while also traveling to numerous landmark sites in England relating to British science and history, such as Down House (Charles Darwin’s home).  

Learn more about the Broadcom MASTERS!

By Andrew Bridges 2:25pm, March 30, 2015

When it came to getting into the White House Science Fair, Holly Jackson had it all sewed up. Nikhil Behari, too, had just the right touch. And as for meeting President Barack Obama in person, it sent chills running up and down Harry Paul’s spine.

1:55pm, March 26, 2015

Eleven Society for Science & the Public alumni filled the  5th White House Science Fair with their inspiring research this past Monday, March 23. President Obama spoke with many of them, expressing pride for the hard work and brilliant innovations our alumni have created. 

Here are some fun photos from the day: 

4:06pm, March 23, 2015

“This is the fifth White House science fair and every year I walk out smarter than when I came in," President Obama said in his final remarks at the White House Science Fair. 

3:52pm, March 17, 2015

After a whirlwind week full of judging, presenting their projects, and networking with some of the brightest researchers in the country, the Intel Science Talent Search finalists were on their way to the Awards Gala. Check out some of our photos from the event below:

9:20pm, March 10, 2015

Noah Golowich, Andrew Jin and Michael Hofmann Winer each received first-place awards of $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

Noah Golowich, 17, of Lexington, Mass. won the Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, for developing a proof in the area of Ramsey theory, a field of mathematics based on finding types of structure in large and complicated systems.

8:18pm, March 9, 2015

The Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects 2015 was a hit! The finalists enjoyed sharing their hard work and knowledge with a large crowd of eager visitors, young and old. Here's a look at some snapshots of the finalists throughout the busy day.  

12:12pm, March 9, 2015

In 74 years, the Science Talent Search has accrued many exceptional alumni. This year, SSP invited the alumni for a private reception during the Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects.

The alumni were able to enter the exhibition hall early to speak with the finalists. Later, they gathered for a reception full of bright company, good wine, and delicious appetizers. 

3:43pm, March 8, 2015

At 1 pm, SSP and Intel opened the doors to the public for the Intel Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects, held at the National Geographic Society. 

1:54pm, March 6, 2015

Not even the weather could keep the Intel Science Talent Search finalists from making their way to icy Washington, DC for the annual competition. 

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