Chase Lewis, now a high school student in Chapel Hill, NC, won the first place award in Engineering at the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars). Read about his experience at Broadcom MASTERS and what he’s been up to since then on our Doing Science blog. Nominees to the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS must complete their applications by June 17.
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Society for Science & the Public’s history of educational competitions reaches back to 1942, when the Science Talent Search was first held. It was soon joined by the National Science Fair, which became the International Science and Engineering Fair in 1958 when Japan, Canada, and Germany joined the competition. In addition, a competition for middle school students was added in the 1990’s.
What sparked your interest in science, technology, engineering, or math as a child? What types of science-based toys or kits do you wish you or your children had access to today?
River Grace was the top winner of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS, a national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for middle school students. He recently wrote a blog post for SSP about his research on tortoises and his experiences during and after the Broadcom MASTERS.
Meghan Shea, a Intel Science Talent Search 2013 finalist, wrote a blog post for us about her experiences and the opportunities Intel STS helped open up for her- including winning the Next Generation Award from Popular Mechanics and traveling to Kenya as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change.