Lucas Carbajal of Winston Park K-8 Center, Ethan Levy of Aventura Waterways K-8 Center, Diego Marques of Nautilus Middle School, and Michael Odzer of Highland Oaks Middle School were named semifinalists in the sixth annual Broadcom Masters, a national science, technology, engineering and math competition for middle-school students.
The competition includes hands-on challenges and competitions that aim to teach critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity through 300 regional and state science fairs.
Thirty finalists will be announced on Sept. 20, and they will receive an all-expenses trip to Washington, D.C. for a STEM competition on Oct. 27 – Nov. 2. The winner will receive the $25,000 education award from the Samueli Foundation.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
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James Kilfoil, a doctoral student at Florida International University, was one of five students awarded a $5,000 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award for his achievements in marine science research.
Kilfoil’s research focuses on how novel video tools can improve the way we collect data for resource monitoring programs, especially regarding species like sharks and stingrays.
Recipients also received a certificate signed by Guy Harvey, a marine wildlife artist and conservationist.
PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL
Palmer Trinity School is a new member of Round Square, a worldwide network of schools from 40 countries across five continents. Round Square schools aim to focus on experiential learning centered around internationalism, democracy, environmentalism, adventure, leadership, and service.
Palmer Trinity School was selected from about 230 applicants, making it the eleventh United States member-school. Danny Reynolds, associate head of school for external relations, will serve as the first Round Square representative. In October, Reynolds and Manjula Salomon, associate head of school for academic affairs, will join two student representatives to the Round Square International Conference in Germany.
SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
The Miami Dade College School for Advanced Studies will host two information sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the 2017-2018 school year.
The 9 a.m. session will take place at the Kendall campus, 11011 SW 104 St., Building 7, in the gymnasium. The 1 p.m. session will take place at the Homestead campus, 500 College Terr., in room F222.
School for Advanced Studies is open to 10th-grade students from public, private, charter, parochial, and home schools in Miami-Dade. Students with a minimum, unweighted, 3.0 GPA are invited to apply. Students receive free tuition, fees, books and transportation, if eligible.
For information, visit http://sas.dadeschools.net/ or call Dennis Lindsay at 305-237-0510.