2022 Top Award Winners, Broadcom MASTERS

2022 Broadcom MASTERS Winners Announced!

The Society for Science is excited to announce the top winners in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS competition in Washington, DC. The competition, which is now sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific and called the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, award middle school students for their STEM passions to inspire their pursuit of science and engineering. Thirty finalists took home more than $100,000 in awards.

See the press release and view the top award winners here.

Broadcom MASTERS Project Board 2022

Meet the Top Middle School Scientists & Engineers!

Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation invite you the Virtual Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase. Join us and explore their STEM research projects.  The virtual exhibition is now open and will remain open through the end of November.

The 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists

Congratulations, 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists!

Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation are proud to announce the 30 finalists in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. The finalists will travel to Washington, DC from October 28 – November 2 to compete for more than $100,000 in awards including the top Samueli Foundation Prize of $25,000.

Finalists were selected from 1,807 entrants and come from 28 schools in 12 states. All finalists receive a $500 cash award and will compete for over $100,000 in prizes. Click here to see the full list of 30 finalists.

Broadcom MASTERS 2022 Top 300 announcement banner

2022 Top 300 MASTERS Announced!

Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation are excited to announce the Top 300 MASTERS in the nation’s premier middle school STEM competition.  Click here to view the list of the Top 300 MASTERS.  To see all 1,807 entrants, click here.



Gold Team celebrating at SERC

Congratulations to the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Entrants!

View the full list of entrants!

The Broadcom MASTERS Application is now closed. The Top 300 MASTERS will be announced September 7, and the top 30 finalists will be announced September 21.

Broadcom MASTERS Alumni

Visit our alumni page to learn about each class of Broadcom MASTERS and Broadcom MASTERS International.

The Nation’s Premier Middle School STEM Competition

With the generous support of title sponsor and partner, Broadcom Foundation, Society for Science has been running Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) since 2010.

Beginning in 2023, Thermo Fisher Scientific will be the title sponsor of the Society’s middle school STEM competition, which will be called the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge. Learn more here.

How to Compete

Important Dates

Application Open

February 1, 2022 – June 15, 2022

Top 300 MASTERS Announced

September 7, 2022

Finalists Announced

September 21, 2022

Finals Week

October 27, 2022 – November 2, 2022

Science and Engineering Project Showcase

October 29, 2022

2022 Highlights

In 2022, the Broadcom MASTERS (now known as the Thermo Fisher Junior Innovators Challenge), was held in person in Washington, DC for the first time since 2019. Watch highlights from 2022 Finals Week to see the finalists in action.

Research at Home

Resources, advice, and stories of inspiration on completing research outside of a traditional laboratory environment

In light of the global pandemic, the Society encourages students and teachers to think outside the lab when approaching research!



For Educators

Affiliated Fairs

The Society’s network of affiliated science fairs around the globe are critical to the success of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Broadcom MASTERS. Resources for science fair personnel include:

  • Affiliated Fair Dashboard
  • Affiliated Fair Guidelines
  • Resources for Science Fair Management
  • Standards for Science Fairs
Find Resources for Affiliated Fairs

Broadcom MASTERS International

Broadcom MASTERS International is a companion program to the domestic Broadcom MASTERS Competition and provides a unique opportunity for select middle school students from around the world to observe the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Learn more about Broadcom MASTERS International

From the Society Blog

Five middle school scientists spent last summer exploring their scientific areas of interest at various summer camps.

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