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Today, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced that 30 of the nation's brightest middle school students have been named Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists. For the second year in a row, there are an equal number of male and female finalists, who will compete for more than $100,000 in awards.
Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future.
Finalists will showcase their projects and compete as teams in hands-on STEM activities during the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS final competition from October 19 –25. Winners will be named on October 24 after the finalists complete a rigorous competition that will test their abilities in STEM, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
Finalist projects cover multiple disciplines of science, including environmental and earth science, medicine and health science, electrical and mechanical engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, computer science, software engineering, behavioral and social sciences, energy and sustainability, animal science, chemistry, and plant science.
Finalists independent research projects include topics such as:
You can view the Top 30 projects and meet the finalists on Saturday, October 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase, a free event at Union Station!
All finalists receive a $500 cash award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the competition, where they will compete for the following awards:
Broadcom MASTERS recognizes finalists’ science teachers with a one-year classroom subscription to Science News magazine and awards the finalists’ schools with $1,000 each to use toward STEM activities.
Congratulations to the Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists!
Jack Albright is a high school freshman from Hillsborough, California, and the recipient of the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS $20,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement.
On a day like any other, Rachel Pizzolato received a phone call. Normally her family wouldn’t answer an unrecognizable number, but that day they felt compelled to answer.
John Madland is a high school freshman from Salem, Oregon and the winner of the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS $7,500 Lemelson Award for Invention.