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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!
John Madland is a high school freshman from Salem, Oregon and the winner of the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS $7,500 Lemelson Award for Invention.
Georgia Hutchinson is an eighth-grader from Woodside, California and winner of the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS. Georgia’s project was a dual-axis s
Jacqueline is a high school freshman from Mountain House, California and the winner of the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation.