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  • 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
  • Doing Science

    Students seek scientific solutions in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017 projects

    By Sophia Stuart

    On May 17 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 26 middle schoolers from 19 countries, all rising stars in math, applied science, technology and engineering, presented the projects that qualified them for the Broadcom MASTERS International program.

    It was clear from the range of scholarship on display that despite their young age, the Broadcom MASTERS International cohort...

    13:56 PM, June 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    From the sea bed to the stars

    By Sophia Stuart

    The excitement at the back of the bus was mounting. Twenty-six middle schoolers, called delegates, all rising global stars in math, applied science, technology, and engineering, had just flown into Los Angeles from around the world to participate in Broadcom MASTERS International 2017. They’d come from a total of 19 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India,...

    13:53 PM, June 27, 2017
  • Doing Science

    This geek is the busiest middle school student ever

    In the past few months, Eleanor Sigrest led a booth for kids at the recent World Science Festival and met an astronaut. She has been a featured speaker at several STEM conferences and was invited to NASA Goddard and Aerojet.

    Eleanor, who won the top award at Broadcom MASTERS 2016, is maybe the busiest middle school student!

    Read our interview with Eleanor below to learn more about ...

    11:20 AM, June 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    The trials and errors of inventing

    One middle school student found a sustainable way to clean up oil spills. Nathan Deng, a 2016 Broadcom MASTERS top winner, found that existing surfactant measuring options are crude or costly. So he invented a cheaper tool.

    Now, Nathan is working on packaging his surface tension kits for students and people in developing countries. He's also figuring out how to educate people on using...

    09:00 AM, May 12, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Broadcom MASTERS inspires STEM confidence

    One middle school student studied the effect of the weed killer Roundup on human gut bacteria. Aria Eppinger won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement of $20,000 for her research in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS. 

    For her project, Aria grew two types of bacteria found in the human gut and tested the effect of Roundup on that gut bacteria. The human microbiome is a ...

    12:08 PM, May 3, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Inventing a car seat alarm to prevent future heat stroke deaths

    Middle school student Joaquin Haces-Garcia invented a car seat alarm system to remind parents that their child is in the backseat. He did so after reading a devastating story of a father whose baby died of heat stroke after accidentally being left in a hot car. Joaquin felt that something had to be done to prevent this.

    Read on to learn more about Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalist Joaquin's...

    07:00 AM, April 12, 2017

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