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Winners of the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS

On October 6, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS - the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

Annie Ostojic (age 13) of Munster, Ind., won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for her STEM knowledge, ability to collaborate, inspire and motivate others as a natural leader and innovation in the design of a more energy efficient microwave.

Sebastian Mellen (age 14) of San Diego, Calif., won the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation based on his aptitude and skill in technical and mathematical concepts while demonstrating superior teamwork and his app that can do a broad range of algebraic calculations.

View the full list of winners


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The national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for U.S. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public, inspires and encourages the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators
The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. More than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories get the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $5 million in prizes.

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