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14-year old Indian-American mathematician wins top award at the Broadcom MASTERS

The challenges tested the student’s critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration in relation to STEM. The 30 finalists, including Akilan received over $100,000 in awards.

Four Indian-American children are amongst five winners of a prestigious science and engineering competition for middle school students in the United States.

Akilan Sankaran won the coveted $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS. The fourteen year old student from Albuquerque New Mexico bagged the prize with a math Project – The first student to do so in the competition’s 11-year history. The winners were selected from amongst 30 finalists out of over 1500 applicants from all over the country.

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