Students competing in the Broadcom MASTERS have completed a science fair project. Students compete in their local or regional SSP-affiliated science fair where the top 10% of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants are nominated to be a Broadcom MASTER. Broadcom MASTERS nominees are eligible to register and complete an online application to compete nationally for valuable prizes and awards.
The application will open in February 2014; see the official entry rules for more details about eligibility. The online application consists of several essay questions where students explain their science project to demonstrate their use of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) principles in the development of their project and explain how they may apply science principles to everyday life.
SSP and Broadcom Foundation would like to thank all of the teachers, mentors, and science fairs who support the Broadcom MASTERS. We hope that teachers/educators will encourage their student(s) to participate in science fairs and nominated students to complete the Broadcom MASTERS application. In recognition of the essential role that teachers and school communities play in the creative process, Elmer’s, as the Official Classroom Partner of the Broadcom MASTERS, is offering prizes throughout the competition.
Several sites that provide additional information on how to explore science and begin a science fair project.
Science News for Students
SSP’s award-winning website dedicated to students, their teachers and parents. It offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books and articles to read, and web resources.
- Engineering: The Route to Problem Solving,Young researchers learn how math and science are used in the real world, from protecting eggs to delivering tap water
- Car-crazy kid wins Broadcom competition, First place at middle-school MASTERS event goes to an eighth grader who studied automotive spoilers
- Young scientists work together and win, Broadcom MASTERS competitors qualified with individual projects, but won based on team challenges
- Young scientists come to Washington, Thirty middle school students compete in the inaugural Broadcom MASTERS science challenge
- Science fairs: Teaching students to think like scientists, Top prizes awarded in Broadcom MASTERS science competition for middle schoolers
- First Broadcom MASTERS finalists selected, Thirty middle school students will come to Washington, DC to share their projects
Written for beginners to expert young researchers, this resource section guides you through the inquiry process to complete a successful project.