2012 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Announced!
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced 30 middle school finalists named to the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS® – a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for middle school students.
The 16 girls and 14 boys come from 17 states and represent 29 schools. California has the greatest number of finalists with six, followed by Florida with four, Texas with three, and Massachusetts, New York and Ohio with two in each state.
Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 300 semifinalists, who were chosen on August 15 from more than 1,470 applicants in 38 states and
The Broadcom MASTERS winners will be named on October 2 in Washington, DC, after completion of a rigorous competition that tests their abilities in STEM subjects, teamwork and collaboration.
Find the full listing of 2012 finalists at www.societyforscience.org/masters and congratulate them at www.facebook.com/broadcommasters.
The public is also invited to attend the free 2012 Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase on Saturday, September 29, where all 30 finalists will be on hand to discuss their projects at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. Groups welcome.
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