Young scientists work together and win

Broadcom MASTERS competitors qualified with individual projects, but won based on team challenges

By Jennifer Cutraro, 17:02 PM November 23, 2011

Broadcom MASTERS finalists

Guests checking into the posh Palomar Hotel in Washington, D.C., recently, might have been surprised to hear pounding footsteps, shrieks and laughter pouring out of a conference room late one evening. And they would have been even more surprised to see what was behind those doors: 30 of the nation’s top middle school science students, flushed and sweaty, playing dodgeball, riding piggyback on their parents and squirting one another with water bottles.

The students were finalists in the fi...

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