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An inside look at the 2017 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom MASTERS 2016 finalists gathered organisms in the Chesapeake Bay for one of their challenges. Photo courtesy of Society for Science & the Public/Linda Doane.

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 language, including: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, and more
  • 209 of them give back through community service
  • 142 build tech in their robotics classes or clubs
  • 95 participate in science club
  • 82 get creative in their art clubs
  • 81 are involved in Scouts or 4H organizations
  • 69 participate in computer club
  • 11 participate in the Boys and Girls Club
  • Many play an instrument, including: accordion, banjo, bassoon, cello, flute, mbira, piano, saxophone, ukulele, violin, and more
  • Many play sports, including: baseball, basketball, cross country, dance, figure skating, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and more
  • Their projects mostly focus on environmental science (13.7 percent), physics (including air and space) (11 percent), and engineering (including electrical and mechanical) (10.3 percent)
  • The Top 300 MASTERS are from 37 states and attend 190 public schools, 84 private schools, 21 charter schools, while 4 are homeschooled and one attends an online school

Join the Society in congratulating these amazing, multitalented young leaders, and stay tuned for the announcement of the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists on September 20!

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