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2019 Top 300 MASTERS Announced

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 4 announced the Top 300 competitors in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st Century.

The Top 300 MASTERS include a nearly equal number of girls and boys with about 52% males and 47% females selected from over 2,300 applicants. The students come from 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, with 77 from California, 40 from Florida and 29 from Texas.  199 students attend public schools, 76 attend private schools, 16 attend charter schools and nine are home schooled.

30 finalists will be chosen from this select pool for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to compete for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes. Finalists will be announced September 18.

Read the press release

See full list of Top 300 MASTERS

Download the Top 300 MASTERS book

See the full list of Broadcom MASTERS entrants

In order to compete in Broadcom MASTERS, a student must first compete in a Society-affiliated science fair around the country. Each year, the top 10% of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants are nominated to enter this competition. Visit our Find a Fair page to locate a Broadcom MASTERS fair near you!

Broadcom MASTERS calendar

2019 Dates

February 1, 2019
Broadcom MASTERS application open to nominees

June 12, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Broadcom MASTERS application closes

September 4, 2019, 12:00 PM ET
Top 300 MASTERS Announcement

September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM ET
Finalist Announcement

October 25- October 30, 2019
Broadcom MASTERS finals week competition

October 26, 2019, 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 Eighth annual Broadcom MASTERS awards ceremony on October 23.
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the eighth annual Broadcom MASTERS Finalists on September 18.
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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