On Monday, the 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists had a morning filled with hands-on STEM challenges where judges were evaluating not only their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math, but also their teamwork and leadership skills. During this, each team also had the opportunity to meet with 11 STEM professionals.
River Grace, 14, from West Melbourne, FL won the Samueli Foundation Grand Prize of $25,000 for his project, Rain Dance of the Radiata: Behavior of the Endangered Radiated Tortoise and Related Species and his mastery of STEM principles during the weeklong competition.
The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) was created to reward sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and inspire them to continue their studies in math and science throughout high school.
SSP and Broadcom Foundation announced the 30 finalists of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS on August 27!
Maya Patel from The Woodlands, Texas won a 2nd place award in Mathematics at the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS. Below she describes her experience during the Broadcom MASTERS finals in Washington, DC last fall and at the Iron Man 3 event held this spring. Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for U.S. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.