Tiffany H., student at
Darnell-Cookman Middle/High, was selected as a semifinalist in the first ever Broadcom MASTERS™, (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition. Tiffany was one of 300 middle school students, from 251 schools across the United States, selected as a semifinalist.
The Broadcom MASTERS is the national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) competition for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders nominated to compete by their local SSP-affiliated science and engineering fair.
Tiffany was selected from her submission to the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Tiffany’s project’s topic was “What is the effect of ammonia on the amount of extractable DNA of an onion?
The Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 1,476 applicants located in 45 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Semifinalists and their teachers will receive prizes from Broadcom Foundation and Elmer’s Products, the official classroom partner of the Broadcom MASTERS.
Broadcom Foundation and SSP will announce the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists on August 31. The finalists will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in October to showcase their science fair projects and compete in a four-day STEM competition for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000 presented by the Samueli Foundation, a gift of Susan and Henry Samueli, a founder of Broadcom.
Semifinalists’ names and a state-by-state breakdown can be found at
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