In October, Broadcom Foundation extended its sponsorship of the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Rising Stars) for an additional six years. The Broadcom Foundation has been the title sponsor of the Broadcom MASTERS since 2011.
Broadcom MASTERS is a competition for sixth to eighth grade students designed to inspire and encourage young scientists, engineers and innovators to continue with STEM studies into high school. In the past five years, approximately 30,000 nominations to the program have been issued and more than $500,000 in awards has been distributed to finalists and schools throughout the United States.
On October 6, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competition for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Annie Ostojic (age 13) of Munster, Ind., won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for her STEM knowledge, ability to collaborate, inspire and motivate others as a natural leader and innovation in the design of a more energy efficient microwave.
Sebastian Mellen (age 14) of San Diego, Calif., won the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation based on his aptitude and skill in technical and mathematical concepts while demonstrating superior teamwork and his app that can do a broad range of algebraic calculations.
Society for Science & the Public is seeking a new title sponsor for the Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition. The new sponsor will assume sole title sponsorship of this premier competition and begin their partnership with the Society beginning in 2017.
The Science Talent Search has been fostering the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States for nearly 75 years. It has only become available for a new title sponsor twice since its inception in 1942. The competition receives more than 1800 applications each year from high school seniors across the country, all vying to be among the 40 finalists selected to compete in the week-long competition in Washington, DC, and distributes more than $1.6 million in awards annually.