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


Inspiring students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education that will lead to exciting careers is one of Broadcom Foundation’s most important goals. To foster life-long interest in science, math and engineering, today’s educators know that capturing a student’s imagination by middle school is critical to solidifying their commitment to essential STEM courses in high school.

Take Carolyn Jons, 16, who penned the letter below to the Broadcom …


The Raspberry Pi – with more than 3 million sold — has been put in the spotlight by tinkerers, hackers and hobbyists who continue to innovate with the tiny, bare-bones computer.

But many of its millions of fans don’t know the Pi’s original calling: a novel, cost-effective way of teaching students basic computer programming skills.

For a group of volunteers at Broadcom’s Singapore office, the Raspberry Pi (which sells for …


Take a stroll down Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and you’ll see the names of some of the finest actors to grace the silver screen. Take a stroll down Broadcom’s hallowed halls, and you’ll see the names associated with some of the finest minds in engineering.

They are the shining stars in their field, the ones who have applied their intellect, ingenuity and discipline to have an impact at Broadcom and …


Saving water, lowering energy use, and tracking at the environmental footprint of the supply chain are all important parts of Broadcom’s corporate social responsibility efforts. But most important, perhaps, is transparency.

That’s the theme that takes center stage in this year’s Green Rankings by Newsweek. The rankings look at corporate sustainability and environmental impact practices at the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. and around the globe. The …