Congratulations to the winners of Broadcom MASTERS 2017, who took home a total of $100,000 in awards. These middle school students were recognized in October for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration during the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS competition.
The Samueli Foundation Prize: $25,000
Faris Irwin Wald, Santa Fe, N.M.
Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation Award for Health Advancement: $20,000
Emily Tianshi, San Diego, Calif.
Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation: $10,000
Meghna Behari, Sewickley, Pa.
Lemelson Awardfor Invention: $7,500
Helen Lyons, New York, N.Y.
First Place: Pujita Tangirala, Los Gatos, Calif.
Second Place: Jessie Gan, San Diego, Calif.
First Place: Andrew Chiang, Saratoga, Calif.
Second Place: Spencer Green, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Mithra Karamchedu, Portland, Ore.
Regan Williams, Wilmington, N.C.
First Place: Herin Kang, Los Gatos, Calif.
Second Place: Anthony Hill, Holladay, Utah
First Place: Zoe Gotthold, Richland, Wash.
Second Place: Sara L. Kaufman, Cooper City, Fla.
Scott A. McGregor Leadership Award
Arjun Moorthy, Scottsdale, Ariz.