Saint Joseph High School Student Selected in Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS
Saint Joseph High School Freshman Kathryn Huth has been selected as one of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places Kathryn among a select group of 300 MASTERS Middle School Innovators in National STEM Competition. She was named from over 2,300 entrants throughout the United States.
Her project (“Solar Activity and Geomagnetism”) is a data analysis on the mass of a coronal mass ejection and any effect it might have on our geomagnetic atmosphere.
Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced 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.
Students from 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, with California (77), Florida (40), Texas (29), Pennsylvania (16) and Utah (12) fielding the most Top 300 competitors.
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.
The Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS were selected from a pool of 2,348 applicants from 47 states, DC, and two US territories. These competitors were evaluated by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers and educators and judged on creativity and originality of their science fair project, their ability to engage in analysis of data and understanding of STEM principles as they relate to the real world. Each applicant was nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS by placing among the top 10% of middle school competitors at Society-affiliated regional and state science fairs.
Kathryn Huth ’23 is the daughter of Patrick and Laura Huth of Leechburg PA and attend St. Mary Mother of God parish in Freeport PA.