Broadcom Masters Winners
The Society for Science & the Public recently released the names of the top 300 STEM projects winners for Broadcom MASTERS competition. Broadcom MASTERS is the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition. Broadcom MASTERS founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers, and innovators who will solve many challenges and perplexities of the future. Salt Lake City School District is pleased to recognize three students who received this outstanding recognition.
Lukas Mesicek from the Salt Lake Center for Science Education and his project: The N-Body Problem: Simulating Space with Computers. Lukas created a computer program to simulate gigantic celestial objects and their motions. Using Newtonian physics, Lukas was able to mitigate the effects of the n-body problem and successfully create a simulation that could run at reasonable speed with maximum accuracy.
Marianne Liu from West High School and her project The Effects of Sunscreen on Marine Life. Marianne’s project was motivated by Hawai’i’s recent ban on chemical sunscreens that harm wildlife. She tested various natural alternatives, concluding that aloe vera is the best choice.
Yaniv Taussky from Hawthorne Elementary and his project Serve Velocity and String Tension in Tennis. Yaniv’s project was selected to advance to Broadcom MASTERS from over 250 projects at the University of Utah’s Science and Engineering Fair.
Congratulations to these outstanding scientists!