About Broadcom Foundation
Mission & Goals
To advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity.
- Increase the number of engineers who enter the workforce by sponsoring academic research and programs that inspire youth to pursue careers in engineering;
- Close the STEM education gap for women and underrepresented youth by creating equitable access to STEM education;
- Ensure that young people are STEM literate by advocating problem-based learning and 21st century skills necessary for success in STEM careers;
- Improve community awareness about STEM where Broadcom employees live and work;
- Strengthen social responsibility and global citizenship through strategic collaborations with STEM stakeholders, educators and volunteers.
The Foundation does not accept requests for unsolicited funding. It solely funds signature programs including the Broadcom MASTERS™ and Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build.
The Power of STEM
The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are collectively considered the core foundation of an advanced society and an indicator of a society’s ability to sustain itself and prosper.
Broadcom Foundation supports project-based STEM initiatives that enable students and teachers to acquire 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity that result in confident problem solving, independent thinking, leadership and innovation. Project-based learning is a critical component of the Next Generation Science Standards that incorporate engineering, science and mathematics throughout the curriculum.
The Making of an Innovator: The Henry Samueli Story
Chairman of the Board, Broadcom Inc. and Chair of the Broadcom Foundation, Dr. Henry Samueli takes Broadcom Inc.’s commitment to inspiring middle-schoolers to pursue their passions for science and engineering very personally. His own inspiration to become an electrical engineer came from his seventh-grade teacher giving him the green light to tackle an ambitious project of building a vacuum-tube short-wave radio that he spotted in a Heathkit catalog.
The son of immigrants, Dr. Samueli attended public school in Los Angeles, where he first encountered electrical engineering in his school’s shop class. Tackling the engineering of a short-wave radio, he went beyond his grade level to garner information and skills that allowed him to meet an exciting challenge on a project he was passionate about, as he assembled and soldered the radio in his living room. Dr. Samueli has said one of his most powerful memories is expression on his teacher’s face when he brought the radio to class and turned it on. “Nobody ever gets it to work the first time!” the teacher exclaimed.
From that moment on, Dr. Samueli was hooked. “That became my mission in life — to find out how radios work,” he said. Dr. Samueli has gone on to become a preeminent electrical engineer, academic, inventor and widely acclaimed innovator. Broadcom Inc., which he co-founded, is a Fortune 500® company that transforms how the world connects and communicates. A global innovation leader, Broadcom Inc. is changing the world by connecting everything®. Consumers might never see Broadcom Inc.’s products, but they rely on its technology every day when using a smartphone, a wireless network at home or at work, streaming music or movies, or connecting to content that has passed through a data center in the cloud.
As part of his commitment to inspiring young scientists and engineers, Dr. Samueli and his wife Susan fund the Samueli Foundation Prize and the Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation, the top awards for the Broadcom MASTERS®.
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Broadcom Inc. combines global scale, engineering depth, broad product portfolio diversity, superior execution and operational focus to deliver category-leading semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions so its customers can build and grow successful businesses in a constantly changing environment.
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