Four Harker students were recently named semifinalists in the 2012 Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars (MASTERS) competition. Rishabh Chandra, Jonathan Ma and Rajiv Sancheti, all grade 9, and Venkat Sankar, grade 8, were four of 300 middle school students chosen from nearly 1,500 nationwide entries.
Broadcom MASTERS is a science fair competition in which middle school students enter science and engineering projects at fairs affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public. If their projects are nominated at these fairs, they then submit applications to describe their interests and related careers they are considering. A panel of scientists and engineers then selects the 300 national semifinalists.