Student wins prestigious STEM award

September 11, 2020
Maggie Banks

Congratulations to Stillwater Area High School student Maggie Banks who was named to the prestigious Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS list! It’s the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. 

Banks was recognized for her science fair project that focused on developing a different way of generating energy via a piezoelectric crystal. That same project earned her a Grand Champion award at the Partnership Plan’s DaVinci Fest.

The Top 300 MASTERS were selected from 3,476 applicants around the country. Banks is one of just 5 Minnesota students who made the list. 30 finalists will be chosen from this select pool to compete for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes. Finalists will be announced September 16.