Top 300 Middle School Students Named in the Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition

by STEMconnector

The Broadcom Foundation and the Society for Science & the Public have announced the Top 300 finalists in the 7th annual Broadcom MASTERS STEM competition for middle school students! Broadcom MASTERS aims to inspire young people to find STEM solutions to grand challenges of the future.

The Top 300 represent 37 states, Puerto Rico and the Department of Defense overseas and features a near equal representation of female and male middle school students. A breakdown of these students can be found here:

“I’m thrilled to see the Society reach a record number of applicants this year. In order to ensure a robust pipeline of STEM talent, it is vital that we start as early as middle school to encourage students to deepen their interest in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News.  “I offer my congratulations to our Top 300 MASTERS.”

The Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS’ independent STEM research projects include a broad range of innovative topics such as:

  • Making combat vehicles safer from blasts
  • Preventing Zika
  • Using predator-prey mathematical models for regulating the growth of harmful algae
  • Using magnetism to clean up oil spills
  • Harvesting solar energy and body heat using thermoelectric generators
  • Using Artificial intelligence to improve wind power
  • Investigating whether altering the microbiome can cure peanut allergies
  • Analyzing the effect of ocean acidification on sea life
  • Creating a wearable device to monitor health conditions

For more information on Broadcom MASTERS, read the rest of the press release here:

And check out the competition website here: