Web edition: February 7, 2013
Six teams competed at the second annual Broadcom MASTERS competition, in Washington, D.C. The 7th- to 9th-grade finalists spent one fall weekend cooperatively brainstorming solutions in a series of team events. Each participant qualified for the competition based on a science fair project from the previous academic year. But the majority of a contestant’s final score would reflect how well she or he performed in group challenges, many of them in engineering. Like this egg drop.
Indeed, engineering served as a focus for the competition and related educational activities at this event. At stake: national bragging rights and a top educational award of $25,000. Additional awards were also handed out for demonstrating great innovation and exemplary performance in each of the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
H. Fields. Science champs. Science News for Kids. November 4, 2012. [Go to]