Broadcom Foundation, proud sponsor of the Broadcom MASTERS and Broadcom MASTERS International, will conclude its title sponsorship of the Society for Science’s premier middle school competition this fall in favor of its new signature program Broadcom Coding with Commitment.

The Broadcom MASTERS competitions have been a defining CSR celebration for over a decade. Broadcom Coding with Commitment will focus on digital-literacy by encouraging coding and computational skills to solve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations; it will be supporting development of Code Clubs for under resourced youth in partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The foundation will continue to sponsor 50 science fairs throughout the US as well as collaborate with Broadcom India to sponsor the IRIS National Fair. The Broadcom Foundation will continue its Broadcom Coding with Commitment award in the Society’s national middle school competition under its new title sponsorship.


“Broadcom Foundation congratulates Thermo Fisher Scientific as the new title sponsor of the Society for Science middle school STEM competition, commencing in 2023,” said Paula Golden, President of Broadcom Foundation.” (see announcement here)

“We have been honored to sponsor the Broadcom MASTERS for twelve exciting years and take great pride in Broadcom MASTERS alumni throughout the United States and the world who have matured into talented scientists, engineers and innovators and whose significant contributions in STEM were forged during their all-important middle school years. We know Thermo Fisher Scientific will build upon this tradition and wish them success as the Society’s new competition partner.”

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Broadcom Foundation champions signature programs that promote 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity as well as the confidence to lead and a be productive team member.

To achieve this, the foundation taps science and engineering fairs affiliated with the Society for Science and Coolest Projects produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to encourage, inspire and reward application of these skills.

Broadcom Coding with Commitment

At the regional level, Broadcom Foundation sponsors Broadcom Coding with Commitment™ at fifty regional science and engineering fairs in which a participating student can win a cash prize and a Raspberry Pi kit for a project in any category that combines STEM Knowledge and Computation/Coding in the project’s research, design, or development and which expresses a passion for helping or improving one’s community. 

The prize takes into consideration access (or lack thereof) to STEM and computing tools to fairly weigh and consider innovative projects by low-income and under-represented students whose resources may be more limited than to other competitors.