Congratulations to the three Hawaii students who were each selected as one of 300 semifinalists in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS program. This national science fair competition is open to 6th, 7th & 8th grade students demonstrating their mastery of Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars (MASTERS).
- Keanu Dean Pinner, an 8th grader at Hilo Intermediate School, was selected for his project Arsenic in Hawaii’s Hyper-Accumulators: Watercress and Warabi.
- Sophie Gabrielle Bender, an 8th grader at Niu Valley Middle School, was selected for her project Main Belt Comets: Water from Space?
- Evan T.F. Ebesu, a 7th grader at Hawaii Baptist Academy, was selected for his project Arsenic in Rice.
The names of the 30 finalists will be announced toward the end of August 2012. The national finals for the program is in Washington D.C. where the winner will receive the $25,000 Samueli Education Prize.
You can learn more about the Broadcom MASTERS program at their website: broadcomfoundation.org/masters