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.
The 2021 Application Is Open!
The Broadcom MASTERS 2021 Application opened February 1 and will close on June 9. To learn more, visit the For Nominees page.
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.
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.
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 – June 9, 2021
Top 300 MASTERS Announced
September 1, 2021
September 14, 2021
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!FIND OUT MORE!
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.
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.