Volunteers Needed For Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build09/26/2015 - 11/14/2015

Volunteers Needed for Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build

Inspire Middle School Students to Stick with STEM



The Broadcom Foundation and the Computer History Museum are partners in a new outreach initiative called Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build that teaches Bay Area middle school students to think critically to solve problems and work in teams to assemble a computer, design a computer program and have fun doing it!

You have the unique opportunity to volunteer at Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build and participate in activities that explore the basics of computer programming, from concept to coding. Each event allows students to actively learn in a hands-on environment while interacting with industry professionals and role models. Students learn that they can become creators of technology, not just consumers.


Volunteer roles include the following:

·         Keynote as a “rock star” for a five minute opening to share your personal story

·         Work hands-on with the kids to support basic programming activities

·         Be a generalist and meet and greet the students and talk about career paths


Event activities include building and programming a Raspberry Pi, designing instruction sets to navigate a life-sized maze, and working with Museum docents to investigate historic methods of computer programming.  


Volunteer Dates

·         Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day edition - moms will attend with their middle-school students)

·         Saturday, June 27

·         Friday, July 10

·         Saturday, July 25

·         Sunday, August 9

·         Saturday, September 26 (Educator edition - community and school educators)

·         Sunday, September 27

·         Saturday, October 17 (All-girls edition)

·         Saturday, November 14


Here is a brief video outlining a typical program at Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build. 

As we reach out specifically to girls and students in underserved communities, this volunteer activity is a chance to build a more diverse pool of future tech professionals. To volunteer at one or more of the above dates, please complete a brief application.   

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Thank you for supporting Broadcom Foundation’s STEM program in such an important way.