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What sparks a student to stay with STEM?

Perhaps it’s the urge to explore, the quest to discover something new or to find an answer to an entirely novel question. For others, maybe it’s pursuing enthusiasm for a hobby or activity that deepens when tested with the scientific method. For others, it’s the chance to prove that he or she …


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


Gordon Lindsay, Broadcom's Director of Field Apps Engineering, Gordon Lindsay, Broadcom’s Director of Field Apps Engineering, introduces the Raspberry Pi and coding to 35 students near Cape Town.

“Fruit” names tend to signify a fresh concept in computing. In fact, fruit-based names seem to leave a legacy in the history of computing. From Apple to Blackberry and now to Raspberry Pi — a low cost, credit-card sized computer that opens the door for kids around the world to …


The original “MacGyver” television show has launched many engineering careers including that of Broadcom Associate Technical Director, David Garrett, who was 15 years old when he first started watching the series.

Like protagonist Angus MacGyver, a spy who used his smarts to problem solve, Garrett said he “loved the fact that MacGyver was ‘engineering’ his way out of trouble.

“I have solved many problems with duct tape and a Swiss …


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Now in its 11th year, a unique, student organized academic consortium takes place this week in Daejeon, Korea. The KKT Workshop, sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation brings together the brightest students from Korea’s Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Japan’s Keio University and China’s Tsinghua University, all of which boost the most prominent microelectronics engineering programs in Asia. A three-day forum with more than 50 participants, …


One in three people in developing countries suffer from malnutrition including vitamin and mineral deficiencies – a staggering statistic that underscores the enormity of world hunger problem throughout the globe. The problem worsens when natural disasters like the Nepal Earthquakes strike, which result in lack of food and water.

The Broadcom Foundation is helping fight global hunger through a partnership with an international nonprofit Stop Hunger Now, that gives …


Broadcom employees in Israel help students with a science project after school Broadcom employees in Israel help students with a science project after school

I believe that after school programs create a critical safety net for kids that don’t have one and help them acquire success skills that are more readily attainable by other children. Thus it has been especially heartwarming that the Broadcom Foundation has sought out after school programs as important partners to fulfill its stated goal of closing the …


Engineer, astronaut, athlete, politician or fashion designer. While these may seem like unrelated career paths, young people may be surprised to know that the fundamental skills needed to design their own fashion line are more similar than they might think to those needed to traverse the outer regions of the solar system.

Whether it’s running for political office or pitching the perfect game, a program called Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build encourages …


When educators come together, they “connect the dots” for students.

It’s a phrase that’s key to helping retain students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), subjects, areas where the U.S. has been seen as lagging.OCSTEM Ecosystem July 2015 Crowd Paula resized

Community influencers in the public and private sectors —  including Broadcom Foundation — have taken up the challenge of providing educators with tools that will help students maintain interest in STEM from grade …


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