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Car-crazy kid wins middle school science competition

First place at Broadcom MASTERS goes to 14-year-old who studied automotive aerodynamics

WASHINGTON — After cruising through days of engineering enigmas, science stumpers and mathematical mysteries, a 14-year-old car aficionado earned the top award at the second annual Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars, or MASTERS, competition. Eighth-grader Raymond Gilmartin from South Pasadena, Calif., was honored at an October 2 gala with an educational award of $25,000 provided by the Samueli Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Corona del Mar, Calif., started by Broadcom founder Henry Samueli.

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