(Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars) is the premier international middle school science and engineering fair competition. A program of the Society for Science & the Public sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation, Broadcom MASTERS participants reap the benefits of project-based learning, collaboration with teachers, mentors and professional scientists and engineers. They learn the 21st-century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity as well as the confidence to lead and be productive team members to achieve their goals. Broadcom MASTERS competitors shine in the spotlight of regional, national and international science and engineering fairs. Broadcom MASTERS honors their achievements with awards and prizes for themselves, their teachers and schools.
Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build
Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build makes software coding and applied mathematics skill-building accessible to middle-school students who are under-represented in computing fields, including under-served children and young women. The program aims to enlighten students about rewarding career paths that require coding through presentations by Broadcom 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 U.S. and abroad.
Broadcom Foundation and the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., created Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build as a scalable, out-of-school education experience for middle school students. 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.
The Broadcom Foundation supports STEM education for young people throughout the world in order to inspire and enable the next generation of scientists and engineers. In addition to its signature programs, the Broadcom Foundation is collaborating with stakeholders to create STEM Ecosystems in the United States and around the world.
Sponsored by the National STEM Funders Network, of which Broadcom Foundation is a founding member, the STEM Ecosystem Initiative is a nationwide program designed to create opportunities for young people to have equitable access to education in science, technology, engineering, and math through formal and informal learning pathways. It aspires to the goal of insuring that every student residing in a region where the STEM Ecosystem Initiative is in place will become STEM literate, with the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity that will prepare him or her for the array of college and career opportunities that await.
The STEM Ecosystems in regions where Broadcom Ltd. and Broadcom Foundation have a presence are the Bay Area STEM Ecosystem, Orange County STEM Ecosystem and ecosystems in Boston, Colorado, Texas and Georgia. International STEM Ecosystems are being developed in Israel, Singapore and China.
To learn more about STEM Ecosystems, please visit the 2015 Annual Report.
Stop Hunger Now
Broadcom and Stop Hunger Now have joined forces in the fight against hunger. Stop Hunger Now is an international relief program that has captured the hearts of Broadcom volunteers throughout the world.
Since 2012, Broadcom volunteers have packaged hundreds of thousands of highly nutritious dehydrated meals at Broadcom locations around the world. These meals consist of rice, soy, dal (in India), vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
In 2015, the partnership hit a major milestone with 266,732 meals packaged by more than 1,000 Broadcom employees from 12 locations in the U.S., Singapore, China and India, almost double the number from 2014.
Broadcom employees have played a major role in providing packaged meals to victims of high-profile disasters such as the earthquakes in Nepal, where 50,000 nutrient-rich meals packaged by 250 Broadcom employees in India and Singapore provided aid to the victims. Their work has provided relief in other areas of the world as well, such as Vietnam, rural China and the Philippines.
In February 2015, Stop Hunger Now opened its first permanent facility in India with support from Broadcom, and meals are distributed to families through local partner NGOs, schools, medical clinics and orphanages.
In 2016, Broadcom employees continue to package meals for distribution to schools in India.