Web edition: October 12, 2012
A 14-year-old car enthusiast earned the top award at the second annual Broadcom MASTERS competition (MASTERS is an abbreviation for Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). The eighth-grader — Raymond Gilmartin from South Pasadena, Calif. — received an educational award of $25,000 after cruising through days of engineering enigmas, science stumpers and math mysteries.
Being named the top winner left Gilmartin "excited and overwhelmed," he said. Participating in the competition has been "the greatest thing that's happened to me. I made a lot of friends and learned a lot."