Terra Fairs is excited to share that two of our students have been listed in the Top 300 for Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, provides a competition space for young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

The Top 300 MASTERS come from 224 middle schools in 35 states and represent 120 different regional and state science fairs across the nation. California boasts 78 students, followed by Florida with 33, Texas with 21, Pennsylvania with 18 and Oregon with 12. The MASTERS were selected from a pool of over 5,000 nominees and 2,500 applicants. Each application received three independent readings and evaluations by three distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. Nominees were deemed qualified to enter the Broadcom MASTERS based on being among the 10-percent of the participants at their Society-affiliated science fairs.

The students hailing from Terra Fairs are Madeleine Cotter (8th Grade) and Alexandra Nikiforov (7th Grade). Madeleine studies at Allendale Columbia School and attended the TRFSEF (Rochester). Her project was Smooth Moves: A Comparison of Inverse Kinematics Algorithms for Natural Positions. Alexandra lives in Williamsville, New York and attends Transit Middle School. She was a participant at WNYRSEF (Buffalo) and her project was EyeFitness.

Thirty finalists will be chosen at careful consideration for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to compete for over $100,000 in awards and prizes. The finalists will be announced later this month.

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