On September 17, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced the selection of 30 students as finalists in the fourth annual Broadcom MASTERS® – the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
- The finalists include 12 girls and 18 boys covering 13 states and representing 29 schools.
- California has the most finalists with seven, followed by Florida with five, Oregon with four and Pennsylvania with three.
- Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 300 semifinalists and 2,054 applicants in 46 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
- 30 U.S. middle school students awarded all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete for more than $75,000 in awards on October 28
The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) winners will be named on October 28 in Washington, D.C., after completion of a rigorous competition that tests their abilities in STEM subjects, teamwork and collaboration.