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Plano ISD Student Named as a Top 30 Finalist in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS®

September 21, 2022

A Plano ISD student has been named as a Top 30 finalist in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students by the Broadcom Foundation and the Society for Science & the Public. Broadcom MASTERS seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the challenges of the 21st Century.

Middle school students across the nation were invited to apply for the Broadcom MASTERS competition by placing among the top 10% of participants at Society-affiliated science fairs. A total of 1,807 students from 35 states, plus Guam, applied for this competition. The 2022 Top 30 MASTERS were selected from the Top 300 semifinalists who were announced two weeks ago. 

Congratulations to Dhroov Bharatia on his selection as a Top 30 finalist for his project QuakeWake: AI to the Rescue. Dhroov submitted his application to Broadcom MASTERS as an 8th grade student at Wilson Middle School; he is now a 9th grader at Vines High School.

As a Top 30 finalist, Dhroov will receive a $500 cash award and will participate in Finals Week in Washington, D.C. on October 27 - November 2, 2022, where he will present his research project and compete in team STEM challenges to demonstrate 21st Century skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. Top awards include a grand prize of $25,000 from the Samueli Foundation, stipends for STEM summer camps, and more.

Plano ISD student Dhroov Bharatia

Read more about the Broadcom MASTERS competition on the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public websites.