STEM Programs

2021 Coolest Projects

COOLEST PROJECTS REGISTRATION 2021 IS NOW OPEN

Raspberry Pi Foundation’s COMPLETELY FREE Coolest Projects Online is now open for registration. 

Young people with any level of experience – from their very first Scratch animation to their latest website, robotics project, or phone app can enter. Projects can be at any stage of the creation process: prototypes, finished products, or works-in-progress! 

The last day to register a project is May 3, 2021.

The International 2021 Coolest Projects will be held June 2021. So, if you know a tech-loving young person, get them excited for Coolest Projects and visit the 2020 showcase gallery.

To sign up kids for Coolest Projects International 2021 or to learn how to become a judge for Coolest Projects, click here.

Coder Dojo

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.

DIGITAL MAKING AT HOME

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Learn how to code and create

Choose from a large catalog of  Raspberry Pi Foundation’s digital making projects!

Suitable for learners at all levels with different topics, software, and hardware options depending on your interests and equipment available.

Code-along videos

Follow along with Digital Making at Home.

New code-along videos and project guides are released on a different theme every week!

 

Free Online Courses

Sign up for one of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s 30 free online courses!

Topics include ‘Programming with GUIs,’ ‘Getting Started with Your Raspberry Pi,’ and many more.
Design_CODE_Build

Design_CODE_Build makes software coding and applied mathematics skill-building accessible to middle school students who are underrepresented in computing fields, including underserved children and young women. The program aims to enlighten students about rewarding career paths that require coding through presentations by Broadcom Inc. engineers and other computing “Rock Stars” who inspire them to continue their studies in algebra. The program partnership strives to:

  • Incorporate 21st Century skills (critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity through trial and error).
  • Create user-friendly, developmentally-appropriate practices to demystify computer technology using the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.
  • Connect coding and mathematics to early understanding of the variety of trending careers in STEM, such as computer-generated imagery and digital arts.
  • Leverage dynamic partnerships with other informal learning institutions and STEM stakeholders around the US and abroad.

The day-long comprehensive program features interactive math events and coding workshops with the Raspberry Pi to enable students to learn team-building and the principles of computer science through project-based learning.

Stem Ecosystem

The Broadcom Foundation supports STEM education programs for young people throughout the US and the world in order to inspire and empower the next generation of scientists and engineers. The Foundation collaborates with stakeholders in formal and informal education settings of the STEM Ecosystems to insure equity and access to STEM learning.

Sponsored by the National STEM Funders Network, of which Broadcom Foundation is a founding member, the STEM Ecosystem Initiative is a nationwide movement designed to create opportunities for ALL young people, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity and have equitable access to education in science, technology, engineering, and math through formal and informal learning pathways.  It aspires to ensure that every student residing in a region where a STEM Ecosystem is in place can be STEM proficient, with the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. These skills prepare him or her for the array of college and career opportunities that await.

The STEM Ecosystems in regions where Broadcom Inc. and Broadcom Foundation have a presence include the Bay Area STEM Ecosystem, Orange County STEM Ecosystem and ecosystems in Boston, New York, North Carolina, Colorado, Texas and Georgia. International STEM Ecosystems include Israel and Mexico.

To learn more about STEM Ecosystems, please visit the 2019 Annual Report

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