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 & the Public has been running Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) since 2010.

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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.

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!

2020 Broadcom MASTERS Top 300

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.

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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.

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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.

Meet the 2019 Finalists

Covering 13 states and 28 schools, the 30 finalists in the ninth annual Broadcom MASTERS® were announced September 18.  Learn more about the finalists and their research.

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 for more information.

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How to Compete

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!



Important Dates

Application Open

February 1-June 11, 2020

Top 300 MASTERS Announced

September 2, 2020

Finalists Announced

September 16, 2020

Finals Week

October 16-21, 2020

Science and Engineering Project Showcase

October 17, 2020

2019 Highlights

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.

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

From the Society Blog

2020 BCM Finalist Grid
This year's top 300 Broadcom MASTERS have many interests, accomplishments and hobbies.
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