For Nominees

The application for the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS is now OPEN.

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 masters@societyforscience.org for more information.

Are you a Nominee?

Applications Open February 1, 2020 – June 11, 2020

Access The 2020 Broadcom MASTERS Application!

Broadcom MASTERS nominees receive a packet of materials from their fair, which includes instructions and entry rules. The next stop in the process is to complete the online application.

Your nominee packet will have a log in ID and password to provide you with access to the online application system.  If you have been nominated and do not have this login information, please contact your fair director. You can also email us at masters@societyforscience.org for more information.

The online application asks questions about your science or engineering fair project and your understanding of science and engineering in everyday life. Students must complete and submit their online application and parental/guardian permission form by the June 11, 2020 deadline to officially enter the national competition.

The first 5,000 nominees who enter are eligible to receive a T-shirt, bumper sticker and other prizes, including a special edition booklet of Invention and Innovation articles from Science News for Students, courtesy of the Lemelson Foundation. Entrants join the Society alumni network and are officially Broadcom MASTERS alumni!

Entries are judged during the summer and 300 top projects will be announced on September 2, 2020. From these Top 300 MASTERS, 30 finalists and one parent/guardian will win an all-expense-paid trip to the national finals in Washington, DC to showcase their projects, compete in teams and visit sites that celebrate innovation through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Finalist Experience

From the Top 300 MASTERS, 30 finalists and one parent/guardian will win an all-expense-paid trip to the national finals in Washington, DC to showcase their projects, compete in teams and visit sites that celebrate innovation through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Key Dates for Broadcom MASTERS 2020

Application Open:

February 1, 2020 to June 11, 2020

Top 300 MASTERS Announced:

September 2, 2020

Finalists Announced:

September 16, 2020

Finals Week:

October 16-21, 2020

Science & Engineering Project Showcase:

October 17, 2020