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Congratulations are in order for two incredible middle school students from Little Rock! Approximately 2,499 students were nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS competition ~ the premier science and engineering competition for middle school students in the nation. However, only 300 top projects are considered for the 30 finalists spots who will have the opportunity to compete in team hands-on STEM challenges to demonstrate their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Representing the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF) region are:

Surabhee Eswaran (8th Grade)
Forest Heights STEM Academy
Little Rock, Arkansas
Project: Going Bananas with Recycling

Akshay Padala (7th Grade) 
LISA Academy-West
Little Rock, Arkansas
Project: Making Combat Vehicles Safer from Blasts: Thermal Conductivity of Metal Foams

The UA Little Rock STEM Education Center salutes these students and their STEM teachers who have inspired them along their journey!

FYI: The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 20, 2017 when 30 finalists will be selected from the top 300 MASTERS.  Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 20-24, 2017.  Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the Samueli Prize of ~ a mere $25,000.


Think you’ve got an incredible idea that can compete at the national level for $25,000? Then sign up for CARSEF in March 2018 for a chance at the grand prize!