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IN THIS ISSUE: Broadcom MASTERS Winners, SSP Fellow Tim Lundt, Alumni Updates, and more...
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Daniel Feeny, 15, of Woodside, California, won the top education award in the Broadcom MASTERS for examining how the force of tidal waves affect levels of plant and animal diversity. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the national science competition of top winners for middle school students who compete in SSP's affiliate science fairs.
Other top Broadcom MASTERS winners include Benjamin Hylak from West Grove, Pennsylvania, who won second place for building a remotely operated robot, and I-Chun Lin of Plano, Texas, who won third place for studying ways to increase the efficiency of solar cells. Top winners were selected based on their original science fair project and their mastery of science, technology, engineering and math during team problem-solving activities.
“It’s hard to get stuff up here,” says SSP Fellow Tim Lundt, who teaches in Wasilla, Alaska. “We don’t have the big universities like everybody else does.” His school, the Mat-Su Career & Technical High School, is 40 miles from Anchorage and 300 miles from Fairbanks.
With support of the SSP Fellowship, funded by Intel, Lundt's students have been able to connect with scientists from as far away as Finland and Hawaii. Using Skype, his students have overcome distances to get the mentoring that allows them to advance their projects. Read more.
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Cars of the future
By Stephen Ornes
On a sunny day last January, people flocked to Las Vegas to zip around a parking lot in small vehicles that looked more like colorful eggs than ordinary cars. The automobiles were electric, rolled on two wheels instead of four and held only two passengers. Thanks to their tiny size, six of the vehicles would fit in a parking spot. If the idea of parking such a small car makes you nervous, don’t worry: These cars can park themselves. Read More
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