The Nation’s Premier Middle School STEM Competition
With the generous support of title sponsor and partner, Broadcom Foundation, Society for Science & the Public has been running Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) since 2010.
Broadcom MASTERS Top Award Winners Announced!
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public 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.
Broadcom MASTERS Project Showcase
Join us at the Virtual Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase! Our virtual public exhibition of the 2020 finalists’ original research projects will open on October 20 at 10 a.m. EDT and will be available to the public through November 4. The finalists will be at their booths and able to respond to questions from 2-4 p.m. EDT on October 20.
Teachers – check out fun and inspiring activities to help your class get the most out of the Project Showcase.
30 Finalists in the 2020 Virtual Broadcom MASTERS Announced
The Society for Science & the Public 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. Click here to view the list of the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists.
Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS Announced
The Society for Science & the Public and Broadcom Foundation are excited to announce the Top 300 MASTERS in the nation’s premier middle school STEM competition. Click here to view a list of the Top 300 MASTERS.
Congratulations to the Top 300 MASTERS and all 2020 Broadcom MASTERS Entrants for their achievements.
2020 Entrants Announced!
Congratulations to all the entrants for successfully completing their online applications. This year’s 3,476 entrants represented 42 states and Puerto Rico. See the full list of 2020 entrants.
2019 Top Winners Announced!
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public on October 29 announced that Alaina Gassler, 14, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, won the coveted $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS®.
In addition, winners of four $10,000 top awards and first- and second-place awards in each of the STEM categories of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math were announced. Read more about all award winners here.
Broadcom MASTERS Alumni
Visit our alumni page to learn about each class of Broadcom MASTERS and Broadcom MASTERS International.
Update to Broadcom MASTERS 2020 Competition
Given the many fair cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society for Science & the Public and Broadcom Foundation have made the decision to modify our eligibility rules for the 2020 competition by opening the Broadcom MASTERS 2020 application to any middle school student who was registered at a Broadcom MASTERS affiliate fair this academic year.
If you, your student, or your child was registered at an affiliate fair this year, please contact your fair for information on how to apply. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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!
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!
February 1-June 11, 2020
Top 300 MASTERS Announced
September 2, 2020
September 16, 2020
October 16-21, 2020
Science and Engineering Project Showcase
October 20, 2020
Finalists are invited to Washington, DC to present their research projects and compete in hands-on team STEM challenges. Watch highlights from the 2019 Finals Week to see the finalists in action and read the press release to learn about recent 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.