MASTERS International Group MASTERS International delegates in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The 4th annual Broadcom MASTERS International was a jam-packed week where 24 young scientists and engineers from around the world got the chance to meet for cross-cultural exchanges that transcended societal and language barriers.

It didn’t matter that the delegates — who were selected for leadership and STEM achievement by judges at their national science fairs — traveled from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Singapore …


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


They say it takes a village to raise a child. Perhaps the same can be said for raising a scientist, mathematician or engineer.

It’s that same collaborative spirit that drives Broadcom Foundation’s flagship science and engineering competition, Broadcom MASTERS® International.

As the Foundation prepares to welcome another MASTERS International delegation to Pittsburgh this week, the program continues its tradition of bringing together students who have shown exceptional promise in …


Israel, like many other countries around the globe, is challenged to inspire young people to stick with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. With more than 600 Broadcom employees there, 90 percent of them engineers, Israel is striving to be part of Israel’s STEM solution.

A few years ago, Israel’s Ministry of Education tapped Broadcom Israel’s commitment and brain power to help bring project-based learning to middle school students.…


Middle school is a “make or break” time for students to stick with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Sometimes it takes a glimpse of the future to make sure they stick with it into high school – and their careers.

That’s just what Rajiv Ramaswami, executive vice president and general manager of the Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, hoped to bring to a group of 100 middle-schoolers …


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 online avatars can enhance students’ curiosity and sense of discovery. 

From The Huffington Post:

Joseph Campbell, the …


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


It’s no secret that improving the nation’s rankings in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects has been at the forefront of education reform over the past few years.

President Obama has shown his support for the innovative projects, designs and experiments from students all across the country by inviting them to showcase their work at the White House Science Fair.

Nathan Han at the White House Science Fair. Nathan Han at the White House Science Fair.

Today, …


Maryam Rofougaran, Senior Vice President of Engineering, has been named on the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.  The prestigious list highlights the most prominent female executives, influencers and achievers each year, and Maryam is ranked among women from Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Apple, Salesforce, Netflix, Comcast, General Electric, IBM, Texas Instruments and more.

Maryam Rofougaran Maryam Rofougaran

Maryam’s groundbreaking work touches every part of Broadcom’s $8 billion …


It’s a holiday that’s set to unite “mathletes” all over the world — at least for a few fractions of a second.

This week marks a very special “Pi Day” — no, we’re not talking about the Raspberry Pi microcomputer that’s been much covered on this blog — but a day dedicated to the celebration of one of mathematics’ most beloved numbers.

March 14, of course, is the calendar equivalent of …