Four Cupertino middle school students have been named semifinalists in the third annual national Broadcom MASTERS science and engineering middle school competition.
They are amongst 56 semifinalists named from California, and 300 nationwide.
Later this month, 30 national finalists will be chosen to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete for a $25,000 prize.
"We are thrilled to reward this group of young students by recognizing their early dedication and passion and motivating their continued pursuit of excellence," said Rick Bates, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Society for Science & the Public. "They are some of the best young minds in the Unites States and SSP joins our partners at Broadcom in seeing the bright and limitless promise of their future."
Here are the students and their projects:
- Anurag Singh, WiFi Watchdog: Application to Observe the Indoor Mobility of Senior Citizens
- Ruhi Sayana, Targeting Postprandial Hyperglycemia: Novel Use of the Anthocyanin Cyanidin and Eugenol to Inhibit a-Glucosidase for Type 2 Diabetes
- Anish Krishnan, Extending the Mileage of an Electric Vehicle
- Venkat Sankar, Ecology or Economy: How to Have It Both Ways! Managing the Impact of Infrastructure Projects on Endangered Species