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  • Doing Science

    These 8 young women prove STEM isn’t just for boys

    What does it mean to be a young woman in STEM? For the top winners of Broadcom MASTERS 2017, the nation’s most prestigious STEM competition for middle school students, it means having the power to change the world. These incredible young women share how STEM allows them to improve lives, and offer some advice to other aspiring female scientists and engineers.

    Meghna Behari

    Being a young...

    17:12 PM, November 6, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Getting their hands dirty: Broadcom MASTERS Finalists dive into STEM at the Chesapeake Bay

    Imagine designing a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with limited supplies, with a team of people that you met just a few days before. Now imagine that you only have a few hours to put the ROV together—and after the time is up, you’ll be driving it into the water to collect sediment. That’s how the Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists spent their afternoon—after a morning of seining (catching...

    15:21 PM, November 2, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Society alumni share love of science at Broadcom MASTERS 2017 alumni reception

    Before the Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists presented their research to members of the public, Society for Science & the Public alumni gathered at Union Station's Thunder Grill for an alumni reception. They had a chance to meet new and old friends and see just how wide their network of STEM professionals reaches through their connection with the Society.

    Alumni included participants...

    07:00 AM, October 31, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Not a piece of cake: Raspberry Pi competition challenges young minds

    Sprawled across a hotel floor, they cut cardboard boxes into tracks, ramps, and slides. Thirty middle schoolers, split up into teams, drew designs on flip boards and connected wires to circuit boards. Their objective: engage a golf ball to trigger an LED using a Raspberry Pi , a small and cost-effective computer that can be programmed to perform automated tasks.

    Many of the...

    09:54 AM, October 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Five pieces of advice for this year's Broadcom MASTERS finalists (from alumni who’ve been there)

    The nation’s 30 top middle school scientists will be heading to Washington, DC from October 20-24 to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS – the nation's most prestigious middle school STEM competition.

    Although these young scientists and engineers are working to solve our world’s biggest challenges, competing for more than $100,000 in awards is enough to make even the most talented student...

    09:00 AM, October 4, 2017
  • Doing Science

    13 facts about the Broadcom MASTERS finalists that you didn’t know

    In addition to solving problems of the future through their scientific research projects, the 30 finalists are involved in their communities and a variety of extracurricluar activities. From art clubs to playing the harp, this year's finalists are certainly talented.

    Last week, we announced the Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists. These talented young scientists, engineers, and...

    10:39 AM, September 29, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Summertime and isotopes, mechanical engineering, bioinformatics, machine learning

    Summer is full of making new friends, staying up late, and doing science! That's what several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists experienced this summer at STEM-themed camps and internships. These middle school students hiked in the Rocky Mountains, researched at university labs, created cellphone microscopes, and more. 

    Several Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists were awarded these summer...

    07:00 AM, September 22, 2017
  • Doing Science

    An inside look at the 2017 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

    Earlier this summer, 2,499 Broadcom MASTERS entrants submitted applications to the national middle school science and engineering competition. The Society congratulates the entrants for their impressive and innovative research projects. From the entrant pool, the top 300 MASTERS were named.

    Here are some fun facts about this year's top 300 MASTERS:

    225 speak or study a foreign...
    14:30 PM, September 11, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Announcing the 2017 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

    Every year, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public inspires young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the future through Broadcom MASTERS. Today, Broadcom Foundation and the Society for Science & the Public are proud to announce the Top 300 Competitors in the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS competition—the nation's most prestigious...

    12:09 PM, September 6, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Science is everywhere

    By Sophia Stuart

    Science is a collective of global thinkers bringing next-generation solutions to real-world challenges. But often our view of what a scientist is, or how s/he spends their working day, is very narrow. Broadcom MASTERS International, a program created by the Society for Science & the Public in 2012 with the Broadcom Foundation, wants to change all that.

    I’m now...

    08:00 AM, June 29, 2017

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