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.
Congratulations to the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS 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.
2021 Broadcom MASTERS Award Winners Announced!
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science today announced the top award winners at the 2021 Broadcom MASTERS, where thirty finalists took home more than $100,000 in awards. The competition took place virtually to keep the thirty finalists, their families and the Society staff safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Congratulations, 2021 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists!
Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation are proud to announce the 30 finalists in the 2021 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. The finalists will compete in a virtual competition from October 22-28, participating in team challenges in addition to being judged on their science research projects.
Finalists were selected from 1,841 entrants and come from 28 schools in 15 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.
2021 Top 300 MASTERS Announced!
The 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 1,841 entrants, click here.
Broadcom MASTERS Alumni
Visit our alumni page to learn about each class of Broadcom MASTERS and Broadcom MASTERS International.
How to Compete
To earn a nomination to Broadcom MASTERS, students must first compete at a Society-affiliated science fair. Find your local science fair today!
February 1, 2022 – June 15, 2022
Top 300 MASTERS Announced
September 7, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 27, 2022 – November 2, 2022
Science and Engineering Project Showcase
October 29, 2022
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 this summer!FIND OUT MORE!
In 2021, the Broadcom MASTERS competition was brought online for the second time. Watch highlights from 2021 Finals Week to see the finalists in action and read the press release to learn about the winners.
Middle School Research Teachers Conference
Learn more about our annual conference for 50 middle school teachers and how to attend.
Science News for Students
Looking for inspiration for your students? Science News for Students covers science, health, and technology for students, their parents and teachers. Stories are appropriate for readers in grades 5 and up.
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
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
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Sponsors and Partners
The Broadcom Foundation has generously supported Broadcom MASTERS as the title sponsor since 2010.
Award and Educational Partners
The Society thanks its partners for their contributions to Broadcom MASTERS through sponsorship of awards and supporting each phase of the competition.