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2019 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Announced

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 18 announced the 30 finalists in the 9th 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 25-30 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 University of the District of Columbia on October 26 from 1-3:30pm.  Winners will be named during an awards ceremony on October 29 at the Shakespeare Theater Company Sidney Harman Hall.

The finalists include 18 girls and 12 boys covering 13 states and representing 28 schools. California has the most finalists with ten, followed by Texas and Utah with three finalists each, and Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania with two finalists each. Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among the Top 300 MASTERS and over 2,300 applicants in 47 states, Washington, DC and two US territories.

Congratulations to the Broadcom MASTERS® 2019 finalists!

Read the press release

Meet the  2019 Finalists

Download the Finalist book

View the Top 300 MASTERS

See the full list of 2019 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

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. 

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

Exploring project based learning

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

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