OUR MISSION

To advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity.

Broadcom Foundation partners with non-profit organizations, NGOs and community stakeholders to advance STEM education from early education through university post-graduate levels, advocates project-based learning and initiates programs to inspire and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers.

POWER of STEM

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are collectively considered the core technological foundation of an advanced society and an indicator of a society's ability to sustain itself and prosper.

Broadcom Foundation supports STEM education initiatives that help teachers and students engage in project-based learning that is essential to developing problem-solving skills, independent thinking and individual creativity. Project-based learning is a critical component of the Next Generation Science Standards that incorporate engineering, science and math throughout the curriculum.

Broadcom Foundation partners with other non-profit organizations to advance STEM learning from early education through university post-graduate levels, supporting academic inquiry and fostering programs to motivate youth to pursue STEM careers. Through hands-on STEM learning, millions of students will have the ability to change the world by understanding how to turn the ideas in their imaginations into something real.

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IGNITING THE SPIRIT TO INNOVATE

What does it take to turn a simple science or engineering project into a catalyst that propels a middle schooler toward a bright future in science, technology, engineering or math? At least part of the answer lies in the freedom to pursue project-based learning around a subject that is personally inspiring to the 11-to-14 year-old’s imagination.

Just ask Broadcom Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer Dr. Henry Samueli. His seventh grade electric shop teacher gave him the green light to tackle an ambitious project of building a vacuum-tube short-wave radio he spotted in a Heathkit catalog. For nights on end he plodded away, assembling and soldering the radio until it actually worked.

Samueli, who went on to become a preeminent electrical engineer, academic, inventor and renowned innovator, will always remember how his teacher's jaw dropped when he presented his radio. The same teacher remarked, “Nobody ever gets it to work the first time!” Samueli said.

From that moment on, he was hooked. "That became my mission in life — to find out how radios work," he said.

But if he hadn’t been bitten with the engineering bug during those formative middle school years, he may not have gone on to earn his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he later became a professor. He may not have forged the amazing career in engineering that led to the founding of Broadcom Corporation — today an international Fortune 500 company with more than 12,550 employees. That singular "a-ha moment" as a middle schooler became his inspiration for the Broadcom Foundation's mission.

Dr. Henry Samueli and Jessika Baral
Rising Star Innovator: Broadcom Co-founder, Chairman, and CTO Dr. Henry Samueli and Jessika Baral, inaugural winner of the Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation in 2012.

Broadcom Foundation, and the Broadcom MASTERS program in particular, aims to give middle schoolers their own positive experiences and encourage their burgeoning fascination with STEM subjects, just as they’re beginning to explore their career aspirations. The need to motivate students at this age is urgent. During their freshman year of high school, 28 percent of American students declare interest in a STEM-related field. By the time they graduate, 57 percent of them will have lost interest. Just four years ago, high school seniors were 50 percent more likely to report being interested in these subjects. What’s worse, in 2011 only 30 percent of U.S. high school seniors were even ready to take on a college-level science course.

Without qualified and motivated STEM-educated graduates, who will fill the more than 1 million job openings in STEM fields that the U.S. Department of Labor predicts by 2018? Nationally, we are not producing enough educated innovators to support the core of our economy or to help advance our society. Along with providing aid to public schools, through the Broadcom Foundation MASTERS program, we hope to foster a love for science and technology among middle school students that inspires them to excel academically, and sustains them through college and into challenging and rewarding careers.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leadership

Portrait of Scott McGregor

Scott A. McGregor

President and Member of the Board,
Broadcom Foundation
President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors,
Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Paula Golden

Paula Golden

Executive Director,
Broadcom Foundation
Director, Community Affairs,
Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Gregg Morrison

Gregg S. Morrison

Chief Financial Officer,
Broadcom Foundation
Vice President, Tax,
Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Maria Wronski

Maria Wronski

Treasurer and Associate Director, Broadcom MASTERS® Outreach,
Broadcom Foundation
Former Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Treasurer, Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Lauri Fischer

Lauri D. Fischer

Secretary,
Broadcom Foundation
Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary,
Broadcom Corporation

Board

Portrait of Eric Brandt

Eric K. Brandt

Member of the Board,
Broadcom Foundation
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Arthur Chong

Arthur Chong

Member of the Board,
Broadcom Foundation
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary,
Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Scott McGregor

Scott A. McGregor

President and Member of the Board,
Broadcom Foundation
President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors,
Broadcom Corporation
Portrait of Henry Samueli

Henry Samueli, Ph.D.

Member of the Board,
Broadcom Foundation
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer,
Broadcom Corporation
Terri Timberman

Terri Timberman

Member of the Board,
Broadcom Foundation
Executive Vice President, Human Resources,
Broadcom Corporation

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Broadcom Foundation files an annual Form 990-PF with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to provide financial information and lists funds awarded during the fiscal year. These forms, as well as other public documents, are accessible through the links below.

CONTACT US

Email is the best way to reach Broadcom Foundation. If you would like to send a general email or have specific questions about your application, please contact:

Executive Director, Paula Golden
broadcomfoundation@broadcom.com
Broadcom Foundation
5300 California Avenue
Irvine, California 92617

Telephone: (949) 926-9500
Fax: (949) 926-6022

ABOUT BROADCOM

Broadcom Corporation Irvine Campus

Broadcom Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization formed by Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company. Broadcom is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.