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Today, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the 30 finalists in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition.
All finalists receive a $500 cash award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, where they will participate in a rigorous competition from October 19-23 that leverages project-based learning to test and demonstrate their mastery of 21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration in each of the STEM areas.
Finalists’ independent research projects include a range of topics such as:
The public will have an opportunity to meet the finalists as they showcase their projects during a free event at the National Geographic Society on October 20 from 1-4pm. Winners will be named during an awards ceremony on October 23 at the Carnegie Institution for Science.
Broadcom MASTERS also 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 2018 finalists!
Lauren Ejiaga is an eighth grader from New Orleans, Louisiana, and the recipient of the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS $10,000 STEM Talent Award, sponsored by DoD STEM.
During the Broadcom MASTERS 2019 competition week, one of the challenges the finalists were taske