Johnson Lin, 9th grader.
A ninth grader's science fair project has been chosen as one of the top 300 projects in a national science competition.
Johnson Lin's project, entitled "Gene Therapy on Lung Cancer Cells," was chosen by the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), a premiere science competition for middle school students by the Society for Science & the Public. More than 6,000 projects from across the country were nominated for the competition.
The next step is the selection of the finalists. Thirty students will be chosen from this group of 300. These finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week in October. The finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the grand prize of $25,000.