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Three FUSD Students Named Broadcom MASTERS in STEM Competition
Posted 9/9/19

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced three FUSD students are among the Top 300 competitors in the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS - the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program of the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st century.


Representing FUSD are former Centerville Junior High 8th-grader - and current Washington High School freshman - Lucy G., along with current Hopkins Junior High School 8th-graders - and twins - Brian and Emma L. A list of all students and a state-by-state breakdown of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS can be found here.


As the only middle school STEM competition that leverages Society-affiliated science fairs as a critical component of the STEM talent pipeline, the Broadcom MASTERS consists of the top 10 percent of 6th, 7th and 8th grade projects entered in Society-affiliated fairs around the country.


Thirty of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS will be selected as finalists by a nationally ranked panel of scientists, engineers and educators on September 18, after which they will travel to Washington, DC to compete in a four-day STEM competition for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes. The finalists will participate in team challenges aimed at demonstrating their mastery of 21st Century skills in each of the STEM areas, meet with government officials and showcase their projects for the public in Washington, DC on October 26. 


While in Washington, DC, the top 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists will be competing for the coveted $25,000 Samueli Prize, the $10,000 Lemelson Award for Invention, the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation, the $10,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Advancement and the newly created $10,000 STEM Talent Award, sponsored by DoD STEM.


“Congratulations to the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS, the top middle school STEM students in the country,” said Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “Middle school is a time of exceptional change and growth, and we are thrilled to be able to provide encouragement and support to these students as they continue their education and develop their interest in STEM.”

Former Centerville 8th-grader Lucy G. poses with her project.Hopkins 8th-graders twins Brian and Emma L.