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Plano students are semifinalists in the national Broadcom MASTERS competition


We’re #PlanoProud of nine middle school students who are representing Plano in the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school science and engineering competition! The Society for Science & the Public and Broadcom Foundation has chosen these students as top 300 semifinalists in the Broadcom MASTERS national middle school competition. They were selected for this honor from a pool of 2,343 entrants and more than 6,000 nominees from affiliated science fairs across the United States.

The complete list is available here:

Our Plano representatives are: Anthony Mellone, Rice Middle School; Pranav Nathan, Rice Middle School; Rohan Chhaya, Schimelpfenig Middle School; Nabil Sikora, Rice Middle School; Yash Garg, Rice Middle School; Manasi Gummaraju, Rice Middle School; Maansi Srinivasan, Robinson Middle School; Andrei Spiride, Rice Middle School; Khushi Thakkar, Rice Middle School.

On September 20, 30 finalists will be selected from the 300 semifinalists. Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive $500 each and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 27 to November 2, 2016. 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 $25,000.

Congratulations and good luck!

Alexandra Cronin
Alexandra Cronin is the senior editor at Plano Profile. She has a Bachelor's in English (with a concentration in Creative Writing) from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. After graduation she wrote for The Resident magazine in London, before returning to home. She loves great coffee, good food and average wine.


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