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Recent Results

Learn about the most recent Broadcom MASTERS awardees

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS!

On Tuesday, November 1, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public annouced the top winners of the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS.

Eleanor Wren Sigrest, 13, of Woodbridge, VA, won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for her mastery of STEM principles and team leadership demonstrated throughout the rigorous weeklong competition. Inspired by the SpaceX explosion, Eleanor experimented with cold gas rocket nozzles to contribute to the engineering knowledge on the subject.

Aria Eppinger, 15, of Pittsburgh, PA, won the $20,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement for her promise in a health-related field. For her research, Aria grew two types of bacteria found in the human gut and tested the effect of Roundup on that gut bacteria.  

Kaien Yang, 14, of Chantilly, VA, won the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation for his vision and promise as an innovator who, in the spirit of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi, demonstrated aptitude and skill in technical and mathematical concepts both with his science fair project and throughout team challenges. Kaien created an app that uses statistical data to predict the risk for major depressive disorder with an accuracy of 93 percent.   

Nathan Deng, 14, of San Marino, CA, won the $7,500 Lemelson Award for Invention for seeking to solve a real-world problem like oil spills through an invention.  Through his research, Nathan sought to find an efficient cleaning method that is sustainable and environmentally safe.

Read the press release for additional information and the full list of winners.

Broadcom MASTERS 2016 Finalists

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of the top 30 students as finalists in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS on September 20. 

Finalist press release

Full list of finalists

Broadcom MASTERS 2016 Semifinalists

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of the top 300 students as semifinalists in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS on September 6. 

Semifinalist press release

Full list of semifinalists

Semifinalist book

Broadcom MASTERS 2016 Entrants

The Society and Broadcom Foundation are proud of the record breaking 2,343 students who completed the 2016 application. Entrants came from more than 6,000 nominees, representing the top 10% of science fair projects nationwide.

View the full list of entrants

Visit the main Broadcom MASTERS page for additional information or Broadcom MASTERS on Facebook for ongoing access to news and photos about students or the competition.

Contact us for more information about the Broadcom MASTERS.

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