Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a national competition for 6th- 8th grade students designed to inspire and encourage the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators.
To qualify for the Broadcom MASTERS, students must place within the top 10% in a SSP-affiliated science fair. Nominees then enter the competition by completing an application explaining their science project and demonstrating their use of STEM principles.
After submitting the online application, 300 semifinalists are selected and 30 finalists present their research projects and compete in team hands-on STEM challenges to demonstrate their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. The top winner is awarded the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize.
The 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists were announced on August 19, finalists were announced on September 2, and winners will be named on October 6.
In 2014, Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, California won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for overall STEM excellence, mastery of STEM principles during the weeklong competition, and her project on the strength and best application of stiches in sewing.
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Broadcom MASTERS is a program of Society for Science & the Public, sponsored through 2016 by Broadcom.