September 6, 2019
WCSD Congratulates Aaron Wilmoth, 8th Grader, from Walton Middle School on his EPIC3 success! #BroadcomMasters
“Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the premier middle school science and engineering fair competition, inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the 21st century and beyond.”
To be a Broadcom MASTERS, a student must be a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader with a project in the top 10% of all Broadcom affiliated Science Fairs in the Country. Walton Middle School’s own Aaron Wilmoth achieved the level of Broadcom MASTER this Spring, when his project, Squishy Robots: Testing Prosthetic Fingertip Gripping Strength was nominated at both Regional and State science fair level for Broadcom MASTERS awards.
This week, Aaron has climbed another ranking in Broadcom MASTERS. He and his project were just selected by “a nationally ranked panel of scientists, engineers and educators” as one of the Top 300 MASTERS. To earn this distinction, Aaron was selected from a pool of over 2,300 applicants. Being a Top 300 MASTER earned Aaron not only the title, but also earned Aaron and his teacher a nice bag of “goodies” from Broadcom MASTERS.
Aaron’s run at Broadcom MASTERS isn’t yet complete. On September 18, 2019, the Top 300 MASTERS will be selected down to 30. Should Aaron be one of these 30, he will get the chance to present his project and compete in hands on team STEM challenges in Washington DC where the top award is $25,000.
Walton Middle School, and the entire WCSD, is extremely proud of Aaron’s accomplishments with this project! Way to go Aaron – Broadcom MASTERS Top 300.
(all quotes are from the website http://broadcomfoundation.org/…/09/2019-Top-300-Book-FINAL.…)