These past few days have been jam packed with school and Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S training. Oh yeah, did I mention that I made the top thirty in the nation for Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S.?!? I was extremely happy to be a semi-finalist and now I am ecstatic about being a finalist! I leave for Washington D.C. in September. I will be competing for $60,000 worth of prizes against 29 other middle school students. There were 6,000 invitations, 1,600 applications, 300 semi-finalists, and 30 finalists. I am even going to meet Eben Upton, the creator of the raspberry pi!!!
Here are some quotes from the Broadcom website, (http://www.societyforscience.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=978 )
“Middle school students are nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS by SSP-affiliated science fairs held during the school year. Nominees enter the competition by completing an application explaining their science project and demonstrating their use of STEM principles – science, technology, engineering and math – in the development and presentation of their project. From entrants nationwide, 300 semifinalists are selected, including 30 finalists. SSP is honored to partner with Broadcom to encourage young scientists, engineers and innovators to pursue their interest through a competition that rewards independent research, scientific inquiry, hands-on learning and teamwork.
Broadcom Foundation and Elmer’s® Products, Inc, the Broadcom MASTERS official classroom partner, also recognize the middle school teachers who have inspired and mentored the finalists. Elmer’s will award each finalist classroom with merchandise, rewards and a $125 Walmart gift card, and Broadcom Foundation will give each finalist school $1,000. In total, Broadcom Foundation and Elmer’s will contribute more than $500,000 in prizes, awards and rebates to nominees, entrants, semifinalists, finalists, and their teachers and schools.
- Watch a video on how you can compete in the Broadcom MASTERS.
- Learn more about SSP’s partner, the Broadcom Foundation.
- View a Broadcom MASTERS 2013 overview.
- Contact us for more information about the Broadcom MASTERS.”
Learn more about the Raspberry Pi here:
Or purchase one by clicking here
(I HIGHLY recommend that you get a Raspberry Pi!!!!)