Sargent student Mitchell named to Broadcom Top 300


MONTE VISTA — Sargent junior high student, Parker Mitchell, was named among the top 300 MASTERS in the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS program.

Broadcom MASTERS is a program of Society for Science that seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st century.

The Top 300 MASTERS were selected from 1,807 students from 47 states and three territories — Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Only students who are named in the top 10 percent of their science fair are eligible to enter the Broadcom MASTERS.

Mitchell qualified to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS at the San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair (SLV RSF) last spring.

Mitchell’s project, titled Spin that Wheel II, was a two-year project where he engineered and installed a hydroelectric waterwheel.

On Sept. 21, 30 of the top 300 Broadcom MASTERS were named finalists. Selected by a panel of scientists, engineers and educators from around the nation, the finalists will be competing for over $100,000 in prizes.

Mitchell will receive a prize package that includes $125 cash. San Luis Valley students will have another opportunity to compete for a 2023 Broadcom bid at the upcoming 2023 SLV RSF. This year’s SLV RSF will be held on Feb. 15-17 at Adams State University.