The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) was created to reward sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and inspire them to continue their studies in math and science throughout high school.
SSP and Broadcom Foundation announced the 30 finalists of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS on August 27!
The 30 finalists (14 girls and 16 boys) come from 18 states and were nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS by placing in the top 10% of their SSP-affiliated regional or state fair.
Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to showcase their science fair project. Finalists are able to explore their personal passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by participating in a unique four-day competition that exposes them to independent research, scientific inquiry, hands-on learning and teamwork in their area of interest.
Watch a highlights video from the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS:
Finalists are eligible to win awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000 presented by the Samueli Foundation. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2013.
Broadcom Foundation and Elmer’s® Products, Inc, the Broadcom MASTERS official classroom partner, also recognize the middle school teachers who have inspired and mentored the finalists. Elmer’s will award each finalist's classroom with merchandise, rewards and a $125 Walmart gift card, and Broadcom Foundation will give each finalist's school $1,000. In total, Broadcom Foundation and Elmer’s will contribute more than $500,000 in prizes, awards and rebates to nominees, entrants, semifinalists, finalists, and their teachers and schools.
Members of the public are invited to attend the free 2013 Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase on Saturday, September 28 at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC where finalists will be on hand to discuss their projects. Groups are welcome.