Friday, September 07, 2018

Pasco Student’s Science Fair Project Earns Prestigious Recognition

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 7, 2018) – Hailey Mahadeen, currently a 9th grader at Sunlake High School, is one of 300 students in the nation named a Top Broadcom MASTERS finalist.  She was selected for her 8th grade science fair project - Cryoprotection ­- at Rushe Middle School last year.

Society for Science & the Public and Broadcom Foundation selected the top 300 middle school students from a pool of 2,537 entrants and more than 5,000 nominees from fairs across the United States.
           
The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 18, when a panel of expert scientists, engineers, and educators select 30 finalists from the Top 300 MASTERS.  The 30 finalists and a parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 19-24.  Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp and the $25,000 Samueli Prize.

Click here to learn more about Broadcom Masters.  According to their press release, the Broadcom MASTERS consists of the top 10 percent of 6th, 7th and 8th grade projects entered in Society-affiliated fairs around the country.

A photo of Hailey is attached.