Five OCSEF Students Named to 2022 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation announced the Top 300 competitors in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. Five Orange County Science and Engineering Fair students were named to this prestigious group.  

Broadcom MASTERS is a competition for sixth to eighth grade students designed to inspire and encourage young scientists, engineers and innovators to continue with STEM studies into high school. Each year, thousands of middle school students across the United States earn nominations to the program, and finalists compete for over $100,000 in awards.

For Hussein Hirani, this is the second year that he was selected to the Broadcom MASTERS top 300.

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars®) seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st Century.  The Broadcom Foundation has been the title sponsor of the Broadcom MASTERS since 2011, demonstrating the foundation’s support of advancing science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) education.

Hussein Hirani, Grade: 8th
School: Serrano Intermediate
Project Title: AquaSafe – A Device To Prevent Drowning

Brianna Liu, Grade: 8th
School: South Lake Middle School
Project Title: The Productivity of Composting and Its Response to Moisture Content

Ashvik Sai Nacham, Grade: 7th
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
Project Title: Optimizing Removal of Nitrates From Water Using Household Waste (Eggshells)

Anika Nunes, Grade: 8th
School: Fairmont Private School – Historic Anaheim Campus
Project Title: Engineering Effective Influenza Vaccines Using Novel Interdisciplinary Approaches

Zane Shaiyen, Grade: 7th
School: Fairmont Private School – Historic Anaheim Campus
Project Title: Magnetic Linear Accelerator: Effect of Number of Magnet Stages on Ejection Distance