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2022 Middle School Research Teachers Conference Keynote speaker Laura Smith-Velazquez speaks to educators.

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How embracing failure can help students succeed in STEM

Middle School educators gathered in Washington, D.C. in July for the Middle School Research Teachers Conference. Keynote speaker Laura Smith-Velazquez shared how important failure can be in STEM.

2021 Annual Report

Society for Science is pleased to present our 2020 Annual Report, Defending Science, which shares the extraordinary work we accomplished during a worldwide pandemic. In this report, we detail a year like no other. From equipping our readers with accurate information about the virus, to providing educators with resources to excite STEM students, to encouraging young people to conduct scientific research, our team engaged the wider public during a time when science could not have been more important.

Several teachers listen to a speaker during the 2022 Middle School Research Teachers Conference, held in-person for the first time since 2019.

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MSRTC spotlight: One teacher’s insight into inspiring empathy and creativity through science research

During the Society for Science Middle School Research Teachers Conference, one teacher provided insight to attendees on how to inspire empathy and creativity through science research.

 
The top 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalist are interested in a number of extracurricular activities including (clockwise) gardening, golfing, photography and equestrian.

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Broadcom MASTERS top 30 finalists stay busy outside of STEM

The 2022 Broadcom MASTERS top 30 finalists aren’t only enthusiastic about STEM, but they’re interested in a number of different extracurriculars including golfing, gardening, creative writing and horseback riding. We look forward to meeting the finalists in Washington, DC in October!

 
The 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists

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Thirty exceptional young scientists named finalists in Broadcom MASTERS

The 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Top 30 finalists were announced on September 21. The finalists are competing for more than $100,000 in awards, including the top Samueli Foundation Prize of $25,000.

A surfer catches a wave on a lightly colored surfboard while wearing a wet suit.

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A young innovator is using STEM to keep surfers safe from sharks

A middle school student in Puerto Rico is working to find a way to keep surfers safe from sharks while they’re out on the water. Dalismar Castro Marrero is hoping her prototype of a shark repelling surfboard can be the solution to shark encounters.

2022 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists

Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation are proud to announce the 30 finalists in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. The finalists competed in the first ever Virtual Broadcom MASTERS from October 16-21, participated in team challenges in addition to being judged on their science research projects.

A four photo grid featuring images that represent the Broadcom MASTERS Top 300. Clockwise: 4-H symbol of four Hs in a four leaf clover, two people fencing, a violin and sheet of music, a robotic car.

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Broadcom MASTERS Top 300 thrive in STEM, sports and service

The Broadcom MASTERS Top 300 are a well-rounded group of students who are blazing their own paths in STEM, sports and acts of service. The Broadcom MASTERS top 30 announcement will be made on September 21, 2022.