Young scientists make the cut

Thirty middle school students are selected for final round of Broadcom MASTERS science competition

By Stephen Ornes, 10:00 AM September 5, 2012

Forget the baking-soda volcano. With research ranging from the power of natural mosquito repellent to the adaptability of reef-building corals, a new crop of young science fair students are leaving old-school projects in the dust.

In September, 30 of these middle school students will head to Washington, D.C., to take part in the final stage of the Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars (MASTERS)  program. This is the second year for this national scien...

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