Elias Copeland, a student at The ASK Academy in Rio Rancho, has been named among the top 300 middle school scientists in the United States.

He, along with Albuquerque’s Sebastian Stoker of the Albuquerque Institute of Mathematics and Science, were named Broadcom Masters.

The announcement came from the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science.

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.

The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the challenges of the 21st century.