Rebecca Bloomfield, a student at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs and Johann Kailey-Steiner from Denver earned top awards at the Broadcom MASTERS competition held recently in Washington D.C. .
Broadcom MASTERS is a program of the Society for Science and the Public created to inspire students who will become the scientists and engineers of the future, a press release noted.
Johann was awarded first place in the Mathematics category for his project, Rocket Design Part 3: Exploring How Vortex Generators Affect Boundary Layer Airflow. Rebecca received second place in the Technology category for her project, A Slippery Slope: The Effects of Slope and Remediation Treatments on Post-Fire Sedimentation.
They were among 30 finalists selected from from 1,695 applicants. The 30 finalists received an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to present their projects and to compete in a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) challenges. They also toured the White House and by President Obama gave them a tour of the Oval Office.