Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a national competition for 6th- 8th grade students designed to inspire and encourage the nation's young scientists, engineers and innovators.
To qualify for the Broadcom MASTERS, students must place within the top 10% in a SSP-affiliated science fair. Nominees then enter the competition by completing an application explaining their science project and demonstrating their use of STEM principles.
300 Semifinalists are honored and 30 Finalists are invited to spend a week in Washington, DC showcasing their research projects and competing as teams in hands-on STEM activities. The top winner is awarded the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize
Semifinalists were announced on September 3 and finalists were announced on September 17, 2014. Winners were named on Tuesday, October 28.
In 2014, Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, California won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for overall STEM excellence, mastery of STEM principles during the weeklong competition, and her project on the strength and best application of stiches in sewing.
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Broadcom MASTERS is a program of Society for Science & the Public, sponsored through 2016 by Broadcom.