Indiana Students Selected as Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalists

Join us in congratulating these six young Indiana scientists for being selected as a Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalist.  

Some facts about the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalists:

  • Semifinalists hail from 226 middle schools in 39 states and American Samoa, and represent 127 regional and state science fairs across the U.S.
  • 61 of the semifinalists are from California, followed by Florida with 44, Texas with 20, Massachusetts with 13, and Oregon with 12.
  • Semifinalists were selected from more than 2,230 applicants after each application received three independent readings and evaluations by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. Nominees qualified to enter the Broadcom MASTERS by being among the top 10 percent of the participants at their SSP-affiliated science fairs.

Indiana Students selected as Semifinalists are listed below.


Asgari, Sepehr Grade: 8
Creekside Middle School, Carmel, Indiana
Project Title: A Promising Phage Lysin-Based Alternative Treatment for Propionibacterium acnes-Linked Acne

Cobos, Dahlia Grade: 7
St. Jude, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Project Title: The Evil Twin

Cobos, Eric Grade: 7
St. Jude, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Project Title: The Evil Twin

Dhawan, Ankush Grade: 7
Castle North Middle School, Newburgh, Indiana
Project Title: Powered by Dirt

Hartmus, Jessica Grade: 7

Huntington Catholic School, Huntington, Indiana
Project Title: Untouchable Music: A Study of the Theremin

Ostojic, Annie Grade: 7

Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster, Indiana
Project Title: A Novel Microwave Cavity Design Using Cylindrical Parabolic Reflectors to Optimize Energy Efficiency

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