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Learn about the most recent Broadcom MASTERS awardees

Broadcom MASTERS 2018 Winners

On October 23, the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS, who took home a total of $100,000 in awards. Top winners include:

The Samueli Foundation Prize: $25,000
Georgia Hutchinson
Project: Designing a Data-Driven Dual Axis Solar Tracker

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement: $20,000
Jack Albright
Project: Predicting the Future: Using Machine Learning to Forecast the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation: $10,000 
Jacqueline Prawira
Project: Bio.fiber.plastic: The Effect of Lignocellulosic Fiber in Enhancing the Formation and Tensile Strength of Rice Bioplastic

Lemelson Award for Invention: $7,500
John Madland
Project: Terrella Aurora Model: A Demonstration of Charged Particle Shielding for Space Exploration

Congratulations to this year’s 2018 Broadcom MASTERS Winners! For more information and to view the full list of winners, read the press release.

Broadcom MASTERS 2018 Finalists

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) are proud to announce the selection of 30 students as finalists in the eighth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

Finalist Overview:

  • The finalists include 14 girls and 16 boys covering 14 states and representing 29 schools. California has the most finalists with nine, followed by Florida with four, and three each from Georgia and Oregon.
  • Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among the Top 300 MASTERS and a record 2,537 applicants.The students come from 35 states, with 78 from California, 33 from Florida and 21 from Texas.
  • Read the press release.
  • See the Finalist book.

View the 2018 Finalists

The top 300 MASTERS include more females than males with 152 girls and 145 boys selected from a record 2,537 applicants. The students come from 35 states, with 78 from California, 33 from Florida and 21 from Texas.

View the list of the top 300 MASTERS

The Society and Broadcom Foundation are proud of the record breaking 2,537 students who completed the 2018 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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