Congratulations to the following Ardent Summer Research Scholars who made to 2021 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists!

Alexandra I, Grade: 6th*
School: Turtle Rock Elementary School*
Project Title: Disposable Facemasks Filter Micron-Sized Particles Better than Reusable Facemasks
Clara C, Grade: 8th*
School: Orange County School of the Arts*
Project Title: EEG Study of Virtual Learning Demonstrates Worsened Learning Outcomes and Higher Mirror Neuron Activation
Phoebe M, Grade: 7th*
School: Orange County School of the Arts*
Project Title: Personality and Perceptions: How Being Extroverted/Introverted Affects the Accuracy of One’s Self-Evaluation on One’s Performance
Cloris S, Grade: 8th*
School: Jeffrey Trail Middle School*
Project Title: Analysis of the Amino Acid Frequencies in the Receptor-Binding Domains of Six Coronaviruses (229E, NL63, HKU1, SARS-CoV, MERS, and SARS-CoV-2)
Hailey V, Grade: 8th*
School: Jeffrey Trail Middle School*
Project Title: Multi-stressor Analysis of Carbon Dioxide on Oceanic Ecosystems: Using Climate Change Modeling to Study Hypoxia and Acidification
Zoe W, Grade: 7th*
School: Sam H. Lawson Middle School*
Project Title: Characterizing Integer Sequences Using Empirical Statistical Laws
* Grade levels and schools from the 2020-2021 academic year.
Broadcom MASTERS is the nation's premier STEM competition for middle students. All finalists will receive a $125 prize and will compete for over $100,000 in awards and prizes in the final virtual round on September 14, 2021. We wish them luck in the finals!
If you would like to become one of the winners, apply to Ardent's Fall Research Program starting September 12. Our Fall Research Program prepares students a project with award-winning potential. Students will receive all the training and tools they need to develop ambitious projects! We invite all motivated students in grades 6-9 to apply.
Program Highlights
  • Research methodology training
  • Research mentorship
  • One presentation coaching session before the science fair
  • One poster day presentation practice before the science fair
Key Dates
  • Admission Decisions: Rolling
  • Training Classes: Sundays, September 12-November 14, 5:15-7:15 PM
  • Mentorship: Continues Until February 2022 
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