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Top 30 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Announced

The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced on September 18 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 18 announced the 30 finalists in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition.  Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future.

The finalists will travel to Washington, DC from October 19-24 where they will participate in a rigorous competition that leverages Project-based Learning to test and demonstrate their mastery of 21st Century skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration in each of the STEM areas. The finalists will also meet with government officials and showcase their projects for the public during a free event at the National Geographic Society on October 20 from 1-4pm.  Winners will be named during an awards ceremony on October 23 at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Congratulations to the Broadcom MASTERS® 2018 finalists!

Finalist Overview:

  • The finalists include 14 girls and 16 boys covering 14 states and representing 29 schools. California has the most finalists with nine, followed by Florida with four, and three each from Georgia and Oregon.
  • Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among the Top 300 MASTERS and a record 2,537 applicants.The students come from 35 states, with 78 from California, 33 from Florida and 21 from Texas.
  • Read the press release.
  • See the Finalist book.
  • View the Top 300 MASTERS.

Learn more about the process on our FAQ page, or download this flyer to share. 

Broadcom MASTERS calendar

2018 Dates

February 1, 2018
Broadcom MASTERS application open to nominees

June 13, 2018 8:00 PM ET
Broadcom MASTERS application closes

September 5, 2018, 12:00 PM ET
Top 300 MASTERS Announcement

September 18, 2018, 12:00 PM ET
Finalist Announcement

October 19- October 24, 2018
Broadcom MASTERS finals week competition

October 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase

Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners at the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS awards ceremony on October 24.
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS Finalists on September 20.
Broadcom MASTERS International provides a unique opportunity for select middle school students from around the world to gather at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  Onsite at this global event, they have a specialized program for this small group to experience science together. 

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Broadcom supports project based learning to encourage students to enter STEM careers.

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