BROADCOM Coding with Commitment

Broadcom Foundation established a new program for select competitions and showcase events called Broadcom Coding with Commitment to encourage young people to learn to code and value coding as an essential 21st century skill that empowers them to solve problems in their community and become the scientists, engineers and innovators of the future.

An important trend in science fairs and coding spaces is that young people are seeking to solve problems that impact them personally or their communities in areas such as health, sanitation, energy, climate change and other challenges set out in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.  

Young people increasingly connect their science knowledge with technology to research and design solutions for these challenges.

In addition to encouraging young people to think globally when they act locally, Broadcom Coding with Commitment illuminates how coding is both a language, skillset, and an invaluable tool for college and careers. Coding is an essential 21st century skill along with critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and confidence

Broadcom Coding with Commitment is only available to students in grades 5-8 participating in a Broadcom Foundation-supported competition or showcase where they combine STEM Knowledge with Coding in the project’s research, design, or development in a project that expresses Passion for helping or improving one’s community.

2023 Science Fair Salute

Broadcom Coding with Commitment Award at the United Nations

Dr Henry Samueli on Following Your Passion in Science Fair

Goals of Broadcom Coding with Commitment
  • Educate how STEM knowledge and innovation helps protect, preserve, save, improve, or promote quality of life or nature
  • Advocate coding as both a language and design tool that all young people can use to advance their educational opportunities, careers and life choices
  • Inspire young people to “think globally and act locally”
  • Public recognition at Broadcom Foundation sponsored competitions and showcases with a formal certificate 
  • $250 USD Gift Certificate
  • Raspberry Pi Pico Kit

“Our overreaching goal is for students in Arizona to see STEM everywhere.

The new Broadcom Coding with Commitment recognition rewards young people for being creators at a basic level and will honor students passion to solve problems in their communities.  That thinking is really beautiful.”

 — Former CEO, Southern Arizona Science & Engineering Fair (SARSEF).

Broadcom Coding with Commitment Award

2022 Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom Coding with Commitment Award: $5,000

ANKIT BISWAS | Charlotte, North Carolina | Age: 14

Project Background:

Ankit watched the launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover two years ago, and he was fascinated. “As the rocket rose high into the sky, the murky gray plumes swung like a tail beneath it,” he recalls. He began thinking about the environmental effects of emissions from that and other rockets. Fuels that power the rockets can release huge amounts of greenhouse gases and greenhouse gases drive human-caused climate change. Ankit wanted to cut carbon dioxide emissions from rocket launches by at least a quarter over the next ten years. At the same time, he wanted to maximize how much weight any launched rockets could carry, also known as the payload. The work could help shape guidelines for the space industry in the near future, he thinks.