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  • Doing Science

    Science is everywhere

    By Sophia Stuart

    Science is a collective of global thinkers bringing next-generation solutions to real-world challenges. But often our view of what a scientist is, or how s/he spends their working day, is very narrow. Broadcom MASTERS International, a program created by the Society for Science & the Public in 2012 with the Broadcom Foundation, wants to change all that.

    I’m now...

    08:00 AM, June 29, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Students seek scientific solutions in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017 projects

    By Sophia Stuart

    On May 17 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 26 middle schoolers from 19 countries, all rising stars in math, applied science, technology and engineering, presented the projects that qualified them for the Broadcom MASTERS International program.

    It was clear from the range of scholarship on display that despite their young age, the Broadcom MASTERS International cohort...

    13:56 PM, June 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    From the sea bed to the stars

    By Sophia Stuart

    The excitement at the back of the bus was mounting. Twenty-six middle schoolers, called delegates, all rising global stars in math, applied science, technology, and engineering, had just flown into Los Angeles from around the world to participate in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017. They’d come from a total of 19 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India,...

    13:53 PM, June 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This geek is the busiest middle school student ever

    In the past few months, Eleanor Sigrest led a booth for kids at the recent World Science Festival and met an astronaut. She has been a featured speaker at several STEM conferences and was invited to NASA Goddard and Aerojet.

    Eleanor, who won the top award at Broadcom MASTERS 2016, is maybe the busiest middle school student!

    Read our interview with Eleanor below to learn more about ...

    11:20 AM, June 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    The trials and errors of inventing

    One middle school student found a sustainable way to clean up oil spills. Nathan Deng, a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS top winner, found that existing surfactant measuring options are crude or costly. So he invented a cheaper tool.

    Now, Nathan is working on packaging his surface tension kits for students and people in developing countries. He's also figuring out how to educate people on using...

    09:00 AM, May 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Broadcom MASTERS inspires STEM confidence

    One middle school student studied the effect of the weed killer Roundup on human gut bacteria. Aria Eppinger won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement of $20,000 for her research in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS. 

    For her project, Aria grew two types of bacteria found in the human gut and tested the effect of Roundup on that gut bacteria. The human microbiome is a ...

    12:08 PM, May 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Inventing a car seat alarm to prevent future heat stroke deaths

    Middle school student Joaquin Haces-Garcia invented a car seat alarm system to remind parents that their child is in the backseat. He did so after reading a devastating story of a father whose baby died of heat stroke after accidentally being left in a hot car. Joaquin felt that something had to be done to prevent this.

    Read on to learn more about Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalist Joaquin's...

    07:00 AM, April 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Finding sustainable cleaning methods for oil spills

    Cleaning up oil spills is an intensive, dirty job. One middle school student wanted to find the most efficient and sustainable cleaning method for oil spills.

    Nathan Deng, a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS top winner, washes dishes at home and noticed that both dishwashing and oil spills require surfactant chemicals. Surfactants grab onto grease to help water wash it away. They break up the...

    07:00 AM, February 7, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Society competitor looks to science to discourage academic cheating

    Cheating in school: what does science tell us about why it happens ... and how to prevent it?

    That’s the subject of a new study by Society competitor Evelyn Bodoni — and her results show that positive peer pressure might hold the key to discouraging cheaters.

    Bodoni, a middle school student at Challenge School in Denver, Colo., and a 2015 Broadcom MASTERS finalist, recruited a...

    09:37 AM, December 23, 2016
  • Doing Science

    Breaking the jaw clenching habit

    When she started clenching her jaw so much that it became painful, Ananya Ganesh decided to design a device to keep her from clenching due to bruxism. She built a device that detects signals coming from a muscle when it contracts.

    Ananya hopes her device can break the habit of jaw clenching and keep the pain away.

    The Society caught up with Ananya after she won the first place...

    07:00 AM, December 21, 2016

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