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.
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.
- Visit the virtual showcase
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.
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.
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
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
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!FIND OUT MORE!
Middle School Research Teachers Conference
Learn more about our annual conference for 50 middle school teachers and how to attend.
Science News Explores
Looking for inspiration for your students? Science News Explores 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.