Freshman Wins Science Award

As part of her selection and award,
freshman Camille Yoke had an
asteroid named after her.
Camille Yoke ('16) was one of 30 finalists from across the country (and the only finalist from Virginia) to participate in the National Broadcom MASTERS Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Competition in Washington, DC this past weekend. Her science project involved testing the stability of different boat hulls at different tip angles with higher and lower centers of gravity.

Each year, the MathScience Innovation Center evaluates papers in many research categories and accepts the best projects from central Virginia. Camille won first place last year in the middle school Physics A category at the Metro Richmond Science Fair, and became eligible to apply to compete in this year's Broadcom MASTERS. More than 6,000 students across the country were eligible but only 1,470 students completed the Broadcom MASTERS application process. The competition spans four full days and includes presentations as well as participating in multiple challenges in Science, Technology, Math and Science. This is the second year for the Broadcom MASTERS competition.