Car-crazy kid wins Broadcom competition

First place at middle-school MASTERS event goes to an eighth grader who studied automotive spoilers

By Laura Sanders, 16:33 PM October 3, 2012

A 14-year-old car enthusiast earned the top award at the second annual Broadcom MASTERS competition (MASTERS is an abbreviation for Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). The eighth-grader — Raymond Gilmartin from South Pasadena, Calif. — received an educational award of $25,000 after cruising through days of engineering enigmas, science stumpers and math mysteries.

Being named the top winner left Gilmartin "excited and overwhelmed," he said. Participating in...

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