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Congratulations to FMS 8th Grader Varsha Iyer!

August 19, 2015

Congratulations Varsha Iyer!

You have been selected as a semifinalist in the 2015 Broadcom MASTERSĀ®, a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places you among a select group of 300 semifinalists named from more than 6,000 nominees throughout the United States. It is a well-earned distinction of which you can be very proud.

In honor of your 2015 semifinalist status, you will receive a package in the mail in the next two weeks containing a Certificate of Recognition, a Broadcom MASTERS semifinalist ribbon, a Broadcom MASTERS drawstring backpack, a Broadcom MASTERS decal, and information regarding your family digital subscription to Science News Magazine and your one year subscription to Mathematica+ software courtesy of our partners at Wolfram Research. You will receive separate emails next week with instructions to help you register and receive these digital awards. In addition, the teacher listed on your application will receive a set of Sally Ride Career Books for the classroom and a Broadcom MASTERS reusable grocery tote.

To see your name among a complete list of the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists, please visit https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters-2015-semifinalists.

Also, we are creating a slide show of the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists. Semifinalists must email a yearbook photo or headshot, and a photo of you with your science project board, to masters@societyforscience.org by August 28.

The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 2nd at noon ET, when 30 finalists will be announced from the 300 semifinalists.

Again, congratulations on your recognition as one of 300 national Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists. We wish you continued success and hope that you will pursue your studies in science and math throughout high school and beyond. As a Broadcom MASTERS semifinalist, you have already proven your ability to succeed in these subjects, which will lead you to an exciting career in any field.