Broadcom Foundation supports academic workshops around the world that foster innovation and insight and inspire leadership and collegiality among university students who are performing research in related fields of engineering, science and communications. The Broadcom Foundation’s President and Vice President are charged with coordinating workshops led by faculty at select universities in Asia, EMEA and Southern California.
KKT WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY BROADCOM FOUNDATION
The Broadcom Foundation is the proud sponsor of the KKT Workshop, a long-standing international collaboration between Keio University in Japan, KAIST University in South Korea and Tsinghua University in China. The universities rotate hosting 30 engineering students — 10 from each university — who design their own research symposium program that is held at the host university. The workshop was hosted at Keio University in 2016 and will be hosted in Beijing, China by Tsinghua University on April 24-25, 2017. The KKT Workshop creates a unique opportunity for students to forge life-long friendships across cultural lines for future collaborations in their diverse fields of interest.
UCI /UCLA SPRING SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP
To emulate the remarkable success of KKT Workshops, Broadcom Foundation is sponsoring a new joint fellowship program between the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Applied Science and Engineering and the California Institute on Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC Irvine (UCI). This takes place in partnership with the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Fellowships at UCI focus on sensors, actuators, controllers, electromagnetic components and 3D packaging technology, while the fellowships at UCLA focus upon CMOS integrated circuit design, embedded systems design and related areas. To foster collaboration between the Broadcom Foundation Fellows at UCI and UCLA, the engineering schools will host an Annual Spring Symposium during the month of May under the guidance of Professor G.P. Li at UCI and Professor Ken Yang at UCLA.
EMEA STUDENT RESEARCH WORKSHOP
A new experimental workshop model on Brain Emulation is being initiated among universities in EMEA to explore rapidly advancing cross-disciplinary inquiries into how “to engineer the brain”. This workshop will focus on emerging integrated research between engineering, biological sciences and computer science. Professor and School Head Uri Ashery and his students from Tel Aviv University’s Sagol School of Neuroscience will host Professor R. Bogdan Staszewski and his students from the University College, Dublin’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Dr. Pantelis Georgiou, Senior Lecturer at the Center for Bioinspired Technology at Imperial College London and his students in Tel Aviv, Israel this fall. It is hoped that a fourth professor will be on hand from a university partner in Bangalore, India.
PAST PROGRAMS: BROADCOM FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COMPETITION
From 2010-2015, the Foundation sponsored the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition that rewarded innovation in university research by graduate students from top engineering programs around the world. Below are the winners of the competition during these year.