The sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists are top 300 U.S. middle school students competing for a trip to Washington, D.C. and the $25,000 Samueli Prize.
The top 300 semifinalists have been selected to compete in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) — the nation's most prestigious science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
Earlier this summer, 2,343 Broadcom MASTERS entrants submitted applications to the national middle school science and engineering competition. The Society congratulates the entrants for their impressive and innovative research projects. From the entrant pool, the top 300 semifinalists were named.
Here are some fun facts about the 300 semifinalists this year:
Roger Tsien, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008, died on August 24. He was 64. Roger Tsien won the top award in the 1968 Westinghouse Science Talent Search.
Delve into the halls of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 29 for the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS Project Showcase as the 30 finalists present their scientific research to the public.
Science News for Students is seeking images, audio and video of women in science for its upcoming feature about the importance of women in STEM — and the challenges they face.
Pooja Chandrashekar is the founder and CEO of a nonprofit that works to close the gender gap in technology. She founded ProjectCSGirls in high school.
Spending a week at CERN is not on every high school student's summer vacation list. But for 10 lucky Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) finalists who received the CERN Special Award, that's exactly where they traveled this summer.
All it takes is a sweep across space to realize how precious life on Earth truly is. Scientists and space explorations haven't yet found life on other planets or stars.
In May, 25 middle school delegates, representing 17 countries and six continents, were selected to attend Broadcom MASTERS International for demonstrating an excellence in science, engineering, and leadership.
With Broadcom MASTERS connections, the delegates will engage in global scientific collaboration to benefit the world.
Tiasha Joardar is an Intel ISEF 2016 finalist who visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and CalTech on an Intel ISEF special award trip to California. She went with two other 2016 Intel ISEF finalists — Nicky Wojtania and Camille Yoke.
She ran around at age six "with rocks in my pockets," pretending to be a paleontologist.
Her high school biology teacher told her mother "it would be a waste" if she didn’t go into science as a career. (But she’d already decided to do that, anyway).