Paula Golden in red T-shirtEditor’s NoteBroadcom leaders often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in EdTech Digest, in which Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, talks about how to create classroom experiences that use technology to engage students. 

From EdTech Digest:

Preparing young people for the …


Paula Golden in red T-shirtEditor’s NoteBroadcom leaders often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in The Huffington Post, in which Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, talks about how important collaboration is for STEM education. 

From The Huffington Post:

In his mesmerizing chronicle of entrepreneurs who pioneered the …


Holly Jackson, a middle school student from San Jose, Calif., proved this week that there is some serious science in the most quotidian things— such as the very stitches that hold together seat belts and airbags.

At an awards ceremony at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C. this week, Holly was selected from among an impressive group of peers for the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize.

“Sewing is important in parachutes, …


Much like with literacy, when it comes to engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and math, there’s one strategy that seems to hold weight: Get ‘em early.

“You don’t make your kid into a concert pianist by sitting them in front of a piano when they are 18 years old,” said Eben Upton, co-creator of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and head of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Upton, …


It’s a given that past participants in the Broadcom MASTERS science and engineering fair competitions are exceptional students.

After all, they stood out among thousands of applicants across the country because of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and the level of promise they showed as future innovators in science and engineering.

Now in its fourth year, the Broadcom MASTERS program has “graduated” many alumni who march forward …


With the polar vortex still in recent memory for East Coasters and California mired in unprecedented drought, our role in the changing climate is top of mind.

As individuals, the everyday actions we take to help the environment — shorter showers, turning off lights and raising the thermostat — can make a difference, but what makes those small actions powerful is their collective impact.

For companies the size of Broadcom, …


Each year, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public issue a challenge to middle-school students throughout America: to dive into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects with an outstanding science fair project.

Students from across the country are answering the call. This year, Broadcom Foundation tallied a record number of applications for the Broadcom MASTERS science and engineering competition, with 2,054 young scientists and engineers vying for …


Teaching kids to code: It’s a cause celebre in the high-tech world, especially for fast-growing companies in need of homegrown talent. Industry giants including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are putting their names and philanthropic dollars behind the effort to build up the STEM talent reserve in a big way.

So what really happens when you teach middle school kids to code? It turns out that they get more …


Editor’s Note: Broadcom Community Heroes  recognizes civic engagement and volunteerism by Broadcom employees around the globe, who may nominate themselves or their colleagues for recognition under guidelines set forth by Broadcom Foundation. The Community Engagement Committee honors these employees with a $500 gift in their honor from a list of qualifying charities. In this series on the blog, we’ll profile each Community Hero to share stories about their interests and


Editor’s Note: Broadcom Community Heroes  recognizes civic engagement and volunteerism by Broadcom employees around the globe, who may nominate themselves or their colleagues for recognition under guidelines set forth by Broadcom Foundation. The Community Engagement Committee honors these employees with a $500 gift in their honor from a list of qualifying charities. In this series on the blog, we’ll profile each Community Hero to share stories about their interests and