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FCAHS Student Named Among Top Innovators in U.S.

Fox Chapel Area High School freshman Arvind Seshan was recently named among the Top 300 middle school innovators in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS – the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

The Top 300 students (including 16 from Pennsylvania) were selected from 2,348 applicants from 47 states, Washington D.C., and two U.S. territories. Entries were evaluated by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers, and educators, and judged on creativity and originality of their science fair project, their ability to engage in analysis of data, and their understanding of STEM principles as they relate to the real world.  

Arvind was chosen based on his first-place project from the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair from March 2019 when he was an eighth-grader at Dorseyville Middle School.  

“Through the Broadcom MASTERS and the Society’s network of science fairs, we are able to identify and inspire exceptional middle school scientists and engineers from across the country,” said Paula Golden, president of the Broadcom Foundation.  “I’m honored to congratulate the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS who are poised to take on our world’s grand challenges.”

In recognition of their achievements, the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS received a special prize package.  In recognition of the role that teachers play in the success of their students, each designated teacher also received an award.

The Broadcom MASTERS is a program of Society for Science & the Public, and MASTERS stands for Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars.