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NEISD's Rhea Kamat National Science Fair finalist

Rhea Kamat with her project.

Rhea Kamat, a former eighth grade student at Lopez Middle School, was one of the 30 Middle School Finalists in the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Competition for her project titled, "Broccoli Power: Effect of Sulforaphane on Tadpole Development".

Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 1,695 applicants in 43 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rhea is one of only two students from Texas selected for this leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

The enthusiastic student participated in the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair and was nominated by the Fair Director to apply for the Broadcom MASTERS. Rhea, currently a Reagan High School student, has been awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for more than $60,000 in awards. Broadcom MASTERS also recognizes her middle school teacher Kimberly Neville who has inspired and mentored her.

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Posted on August 28, 2013