Broadcom MASTERS 2019

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.

Top 5 2020 Broadcom MASTERS Awards Winners

Broadcom MASTERS Top Award Winners Announced!

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science today announced the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier science and engineering competition for middle school students. Thirty finalists took home more than $100,000 in awards, including the Samueli Foundation Prize, DoD STEM Talent Award, Lemelson Award for Invention, Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement.

Learn more about the 2020 finalists and their original research projects.

2020 BCM Finalist Grid

30 Finalists in the 2020 Virtual Broadcom MASTERS Announced

The Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation are proud to announce the 30 finalists in the nation’s premier middle school STEM competition. For the first time ever, finals week of the competition will take place virtually.

Check out the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS (announced on September 2) and the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS Entrants. Congratulations to this year’s competitors for their hard work!

Broadcom MASTERS Alumni

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

How to Compete

Important Dates

Application Open

February 1 – June 9, 2021

Top 300 MASTERS Announced

September 1, 2021

Finalists Announced

September 14, 2021

Finals Week

October 22-27, 2021

Science and Engineering Project Showcase

October 23, 2021

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!



2020 Highlights

In 2020, the Broadcom MASTERS competition was brought online for the first time. Watch highlights from 2020 Finals Week to see the finalists in action and read the press release to learn about the winners.

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

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