2019 Top 300 MASTERS Announced
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on September 4 announced the Top 300 competitors in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st Century.
The Top 300 MASTERS include a nearly equal number of girls and boys with about 52% males and 47% females selected from over 2,300 applicants. The students come from 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, with 77 from California, 40 from Florida and 29 from Texas. 199 students attend public schools, 76 attend private schools, 16 attend charter schools and nine are home schooled.
30 finalists will be chosen from this select pool for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to compete for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes. Finalists will be announced September 18.
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
Project: Designing a Data-Driven Dual Axis Solar Tracker
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement: $20,000
Project: Predicting the Future: Using Machine Learning to Forecast the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation: $10,000
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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